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Kevin Hart Says His Alleged Affair Didn’t Ruin Business Deal in $7 Million Battle

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By Ryan Naumann

Kevin Hart is trashing his former business partners in their massive legal battle, as the comedian denies his alleged affair had any role in their company failing.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the comedian is trying to get a judge to dismiss the $7 million lawsuit filed by his ex-business partners, before the case heads to trial.

Hart and the company Stand Up Digital developed a video game app centered around the comedian. Stand Up Digital sued accusing Hart’s alleged sex tape extortion scandal of screwing up the sales.

In newly filed documents, Hart trashes the final version of the game released by Stand Up Digital. Hart says, “Negative reviews identified flaws with the underlying gameplay. Mr. Hart and his family members were the sole characters in the game, and this made for a confusing experience. The game was also overly- intrusive for players and had technical flaws. Despite Plaintiff’s representations to this Court, Mr. Hart posted and promoted the game, even in the wake of his scandal, but to no avail. The problem was that Plaintiff was undercapitalized and lacked adequate funding to properly maintain and update the game in its formative stages.”

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Hart says Stand Up Digital, “seems to be living in a fantasy world similar to the game it created, where nothing is ever its own fault, and that its business venture does not involve any personal risk, and failure must be laid at someone else’s door.”

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The comedian denies his alleged affair and that the aftermath played any role in the game’s failure. He is pleading with a judge to dismiss the entire case.

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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 demanded the case be tossed.

The case is scheduled to begin soon but Hart is trying to get it thrown out beforehand.

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