Kevin Hart is pleading with a judge to push back his court trial once again, saying he needs more time to recover from his car crash.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Hart is asking for the judge to push back the trial date for a second time. Hart was headed to trial with his ex-business partners, Stand Up Digital, before his car accident.
The trial was scheduled to begin on September 9, but was postponed immediately after Hart’s crash. The parties were to have a conference on October 1 to discuss updates.
Hart and Stand Up Digital agreed during he conference for another extension. The reasons were, “Defendant Kevin Hart just started physical rehabilitation and will not be ambulatory for at least another two months.”
A judge has yet to rule.
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.