Kevin Hart’s cheating scandal is no longer a hot topic but that isn’t stopping the man who Hart accuses of extortion from sharing his side of the story. The comedian’s former friend, JT Jackson, says he’s innocent. Furthermore, he alleges that Hart and his crisis management team used him as a scapegoat to try and deflect from the fact that Hart was unfaithful.
A recap of Kevin Hart’s cheating scandal
Rumors of Hart’s alleged infidelity began swirling months into his wife Eniko’s pregnancy. Little evidence coincided until a secret video of Hart in a vehicle with another woman was leaked to the public.
Though it wasn’t clear that anything was taking place from the video footage, Hart appeared to be in a compromising position.
Several weeks later, Hart posted a video to his social media apologizing to his wife and family for wrongdoing. He did not specify exactly what he did.
It was later revealed that Hart cheated with a woman named Montia Sabbag. The aftermath of his affair was secretly recorded from their Las Vegas hotel room.
Kevin Hart accuses former friend, JT Jackson, of extortion
In his apology video, Hart alluded to a close friend extorting him for financial gain with the release of the video fo Hart and Sabbag. The man in question turned out to be Hart’s friend and colleague, Jackson.
The accusations against Jackson include him reportedly setting up a video camera and capturing footage of Hart and Sabbag. As a result, Sabbag filed a $60 million lawsuit against both Hart and Jackson.
In the suit, she accused Hart and Jackson of conspiring together to secretly film her hand Hart’s affair in an effort to leak the tape for promotion of Hart’s upcoming comedy tour.
Both Hart and Jackson claimed innocence, but Hart agreed with Sabbag that Jackson orchestrated the setup. He along with his entourage spoke of the ordeal in his 2019 six-part Netflix docuseries, Dont F**k This Up.
“To this day there’s still a piece of me that’s like, ‘there’s no way,’” Hart said in the series of Jackson.
J.T. Jackson says Kevin Hart lied about his involvement in Hart’s sex tape scandal – says Hart is upset that he got caught
Jackson is speaking for the first time publicly about the ordeal. In a new interview with Comedy Hype on YouTube, Jackson says Hart and his team used him to deter the narrative of Hart cheating.
“This started out as a man who cheated on his pregnant wife on her birthday weekend in Vegas,” he says. “That’s how this story was run for a long time and Kevin’s team was successful in shifting that narrative to Kevin being the victim of something that happened in Las Vegas.”
Jackson further explains how Hart’s power and money assisted in him escaping accountability.
“Kevin got together a team of very powerful and well-known attorneys, together with his agents, managers, what have you, and they basically concocted a story to make Kevin look like the victim in the case,” he says.”
Jackson continuously denies any involvement in the sex tape scandal. Hart clearly believes otherwise.