Kevin Hart’s $7 million court battle with his ex-business partners will be postponed, to allow the comedian to recover from his nasty car crash.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Hart asked the judge to push back the start of the trial, in his battle with Stand Up Digital.
The trial was scheduled to begin on September 9, along with a hearing this Friday.
Hart requested the court take the trial off the calendar. Stand Up Digital did not object and they will hold a conference on October 1, to update the judge on the status of the case.
The judge granted the motion and postponed the trial until a later date.
The comedian is clearly needing time following his nasty car crash. He had to undergo back surgery following the accident.
In their original lawsuit, Stand Up Digital claimed they entered into a deal with Hart and his partner, Wayne Brown, to launch a game called “Gold Ambush.” The game was to feature the comedian and his family as characters.
Stand Up claimed to have spent over $1.25 million on developing the game, which was set to launch in September 2017.
They claimed the app failed because Hart confessed to an extramarital affair — and that he was being extorted over a sex tape — just one month before the app was due to launch.
They accused Kevin Hart of refusing to communicate with them following his confession and sued for damages in excess of $7.2 million.
Hart responded to the lawsuit — and counter-sued the company— saying he that he “suffered through an extremely difficult period in his life, where he was subjected to attempted blackmail to prevent disclosure of an extramarital affair.”
Hart said the company refuses to take responsibility for the failure of the app when it was “released into an app market where the overwhelming majority of gaming apps make insignificant revenue, and the few successful games, such as ‘Game of War,’ have advertising budgets in the tens of millions of dollars.”
He claims the reason he didn’t inform the company of the ordeal prior to announcing it publicly was because he was assisting the FBI investigation and was not free to disclose any details. He has demanded the case be tossed.
Prior to his crash, Hart was hit with a $700,000 judgment in a separate lawsuit.