Partying with Strippers
While there’s still no confirmation that Kevin Hart was the person in the adult tape that made its way around the internet last week, the evidence keeps on piling up. The latest info to come out of the ongoing scandal comes in the form of compromising photos of Hart. TMZ obtained shots of Hart partying in Vegas with the woman in the tape, identified earlier in the week as Montia Sabbag. In the new photos, Hart can be seen all over the traveling stripper, getting awful close to the woman with whom he allegedly later had relations.
As has been previously reported by the website, Sabbag is a 27-year-old from California who makes her living booking shows at strip clubs around the country. She crossed paths with Hart in Las Vegas, but the pair hasn’t met up since. Though she hasn’t denied being the woman in the tape, she said that she did not record any acts between herself and Hart. She also said she is not the person who attempted to extort Hart for large sums of money.
Authorities are investigating the case, looking for the person who contacted Hart through an encrypted email and requested money to keep the tape under wraps. While Sabbag claims to be innocent, she has smartly lawyered up to deal with any possible problems that might come her way via this whole episode.
Fool Me Once
These strip club photos might explain why Hart so clearly told reporters he was staying away from those establishments in a recent interview.
“I am a married man and I love to go home,” he said when asked about the spots he likes to hit in Atlanta. “When I’m here, I don’t even know what that is. Life before I was married was no life at all. I have no idea what that is.”
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Kevin Hart has been playing this event fairly well. Rather than ponying up or allowing the unknown person to embarass him, he took away the extortionist’s leverage by publicly apologizing for the infidelity.
“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back,” he said in the apology video. “And because of that I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn’t. I’m not perfect. I’m not going to sit up and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form. And I made a bad error in judgement and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did. In doing that, I know I’m going to hurt the people closest to me who I have talked to and apologized to.”
He laid out his reasoning for coming clean in the second half of the video. He didn’t want to pay for his mistakes twice by allowing someone to profit off of them.
“It’s a sh*tty moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior,” he continued. “At the end of the day, I just simply gotta do better. But I’m not gonna also allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes. And in this particular situation, that’s what was attempted. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”
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