Man charged with attempting to extort Kevin Hart


A report has surfaced on the net of the popular America comedian, Kevin Hart's close friend charged with extortion after trying to use a "surreptitiously recorded" video of Hart with a woman in Las Vegas.

According to Page Six, Jonathan Todd Jackson was arrested today and charged with two felony counts of extortion - one count of attempted extortion, one count of extortion by a threatening letter.

Authorities say Jackson, also known as J.T. and Action Jackson, attempted to force Hart to pay him an undisclosed sum between August 25 and 30 past year in exchange for keeping an extramarital sex tape under wraps. His arraignment was initially expected on Wednesday, but a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office told CBS News that it was delayed to later this month.

He wrote: 'Mind blown... I'm not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form. I'm not ideal and have never claimed to be...

'And I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did'.

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Jonathan was also there in a small role in one of Hart's movies.

Hart was in the spot light a year ago when he was exposed for cheating on his then pregnant wife.

Currently, Jackson is being held on $100,000 bail.

Jackson faces a possible four-year jail sentence if convicted. The video below shows the two back in 2010 leaving a restaurant and while Kevin was trying his best to get J.T. into the vehicle to head home, the "professional bowler" just couldn't get enough of the camera.

"I'm not an extortionist, I'm not a stripper", Sabbag said.