Kevin Hart scored a huge victory in the $7.2 million lawsuit filed against him by his ex-business partners.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a judge has granted Hart’s motion for summary judgment in the battle with a company named Stand Up Digital.
Stand Up Digital sued Hart accusing him of screwing up their planned phone app after he revealed an extramarital affair. Hart denied the allegations and demanded the suit be tossed.
The judge in the case recently came back with his decision siding with Hart. The judge found that Hart did not gain anything by going public with the affair. The order notes the comedian actually suffered considerable reputational damage. The judge found no reason Hart was obligated to inform his business partners about his affair announcement.
The court said the evidence did not show Hart breached his contract. The only remaining claim in the case is Hart’s counterclaim against Stand Up Digital for accounting. The decision is a HUGE victory for Hart, who will now avoid going to a jury trial.
Hart's high-powered attorney, Donte Mills, tells The Blast, "The case against Kevin Hart is dismissed. The company brought a baseless claim and was not only kicked out of court, but will be forced to pay him because of it. This is a victory against frivolous lawsuits and people who seek out celebrities to sue, which happen way too often."