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Actor Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish arrive at the World Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Jumanji: The Next Level' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 9, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Kevin Hart’s image took a substantial hit in 2017 when he was caught on video cheating on his then-pregnant wife,  Eniko Hart, in Las Vegas on her birthday. Then, things took a turn after the comedian alleged that the video was leaked by an unidentified close friend who threatened to extort him for millions.

JT Jackson was later identified as the friend, and he was charged with two felonies before the case against him was dropped last year due to insufficient evidence. However, he was later charged with identity theft in connection to the same case — something that Jackson and his legal advisor say is somewhat of a witchhunt on behalf of the DA and Hart’s team. According to Jackson and his lawyer, Jacob Glucksman, the entire case was concocted by Hart and his team to flip the narrative and do damage control.

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“This started out as a man who cheated on his pregnant wife on her birthday weekend in Vegas,” Glucksman told Comedy Hype. “That’s how this story was run for a long time, and Kevin’s team was successful in shifting that narrative to Kevin being the victim of something that happened in Las Vegas.”

Glucksman went on to accuse law enforcement of knowingly pursuing the case with fabricated evidence.

“Documents said that Kevin Hart received [extortion] text messages at his home in Los Angeles County. They knew full and well that A: He never received a text message, and B: He was not even at his home in Los Angeles County.”

Glucksman adds that although the evidence didn’t add up, law enforcement still tried to pursue the case.

“What Kevin Hart did in Las Vegas, that was a bad move on his part,” said Glucksman. “That was a mistake on his part. But, what happened was that Kevin got together a team of very powerful and well-known attorneys, together with his agents, managers, what have you, and they basically concocted a story to make Kevin look like the victim in the case.”

Watch the full interview here:


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