Kevin Hart is being sued by his sex tape partner for $60 million dollars, who accuses him of helping film their encounter to hype his career.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Montia Sabbag has filed a lawsuit against Hart, his former friend Jonathan Todd Jackson, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the website, Fameoulous.
Sabbag is suing for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
The woman is the same one involved in the sex tape scandal that rocked Hart last year. A video leaked of Hart and Sabbag having sex.
The lawsuit states, “MS. SABBAG had no knowledge that the intimate activity depicted in the VIDEO was being recorded. To the contrary, MS. SABBAG believed that such activity was completely private, and she had a reasonable expectation of her privacy in HART’S private bedroom suite at the COSMOPOLITAN, and she reasonably believed that her privacy was safe and protected at all relevant times.”
She continues, “The COSMO DEFENDANTS violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by negligently authorizing, allowing, and otherwise permitting JACKSON access to HART’S hotel room suite at the COSMOPOLITAN and breached their duty of care to MS. SABBAG. HART violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by negligently or intentionally authorizing, allowing, and otherwise permitting JACKSON access to his hotel room suite at the COSMOPOLITAN and breached his duty of care to MS. SABBAG. JACKSON violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by participating in the secret recording of MS. SABBAG naked and engaged in private sexual activity in a private bedroom. The FAMEOLOUS DEFENDANTS violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by their wrongful disclosure of the private acts depicted in the VIDEO and their unauthorized commercial exploitation of PLAINTIFF’S name, image, identity and persona.”
Sabbag accuses Hart of having “conspired with JACKSON to intentionally record MS. SABBAG naked and engaged in private sexual relations with HART in a private bedroom at the COSMOPOLITAN without her knowledge or consent for the purpose of obtaining tremendous financial benefit for himself, including without limitation (a) the benefits obtained through the additional publicity and media attention the VIDEO garnered, which in turn helped to promote his Irresponsible Tour, which was a record-breaking comedy, and (b) to increase his overall pop culture status.”
She is demanding $60 million in damages along with all rights to the tape transferred to her. She also wants all copies of the tape destroyed.