By Damilola Faustino
A man accused of extorting Kevin Hart by threatening to release a sex tape has been arrested. Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Jonathan Todd Jackson with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter.
Jackson is accused of trying to extort Hart last August before attempting to sell the video to celebrity news websites. Previous reports said he tried to get $10 million from the comedian. He is currently in custody following his arrest.
Hart said in a video: “I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back. And I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did. And in doing that I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who’ve I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids.”
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