Man Charged With Attempting to Blackmail Kevin Hart

May 3, 2018 1:45 pm Last Updated: May 3, 2018 1:47 pm

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is stunned and hurt to know that a close friend of his was behind a blackmail attempt.

According to Us magazine, 41-year-old Jonathan Todd Jackson taped this good friend hart with a young lady — not his wife — in 2017 and was trying to blackmail Hart with the video.

On May 2, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office formally charged Jackson with two counts of extortion.

Jackson faces up to four years in jail.

The only upside to the whole affair was that Hart confessed his infidelity to his wife who chose to forgive him, saving their marriage.