It’s already hard knowing who to trust when you’re in the industry. Kevin Hart just found out that he wasn’t betrayed by a random stranger — the person who attempted to extort him was actually a close friend and actor.
TMZ revealed that the culprit is Jonathan Todd Jackson who goes by J.T. The shocking part is that he has known Kevin for almost 15 years.
The criminal was in “Think Like A Man Too” alongside the comedian and even attended his bachelor party!
After finding out the news, Hart tweeted: “Mind blown … Hurt … at a loss for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment. WOW.”
JT is facing two felony counts of attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter after it was found out that he was behind the plot to expose the comedian for sleeping with another woman while his wife, Eniko Parrish, was pregnant with their first child by releasing the sex tape.
Kevin Hart beat him to it by addressing the allegations directly on social media in a confessional video. Shortly after, the tape hit the internet.
The “Jumanji” actor and Parrish stayed together and worked things out. Finding out who was behind the extortion plot was probably Kevin’s last step to moving on from the scandal.
He also took to his Instagram story to say: “Experiences in life bring you nothing but wisdom, good or bad, a combination of both. Some people live in a false reality. So many people get consumed and caught up in what they feel things should be versus what they are.”
Kevin adds: “I can see clear now. Eyes is open! I could see s*** clear as day. I still choose to love. Love y’all.”
It wouldn’t be surprising if Kevin tightened his circle a lot more after this shocking revelation.
Did you expect the suspect to be someone close to the actor?