Kevin Hart’s alleged extortionist arrested and charged
The man who allegedly attempted to extort Kevin Hart over an alleged sex tape was arrested and charged with two felony counts of extortion.
Jonathan Todd Jackson was arrested on April 30 and held on $100,000 bail, according to The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. He was charged with one count each of attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter.
“Jackson is accused of trying to extort an undisclosed amount of money from Hart between Aug. 25 and Aug. 30, 2017,” a press release from the DA’s office read. “Jackson allegedly had a videotape of the actor with a woman in Las Vegas and then is accused of trying to sell the recording to numerous celebrity news websites, prosecutors said.”
If convicted, Jackson could face up to four years in county jail.
In a strange twist of events, Jackson was a close member of the “Jumanji” star’s entourage, The Blast reported. Hart reportedly is incredibly upset about the situation.
“Mind blown…Hurt…at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment. WOW,” he cryptically tweeted Wednesday.
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