It hasn’t been an easy week for Kevin Hart.
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor is not in the best of spirits after falling victim to a multi-million dollar extortion attempt over a video that allegedly shows him in a “sexually provocative situation.”
“Kevin’s not doing too well. He’s really embarrassed that all of his personal business is out there for everyone to see.”
Over the weekend, the 36-year-old issued an emotional apology to his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish and children, claiming someone was trying to make a “financial gain” from his indiscretions.
The source added:
“It obviously hasn’t been an easy week for him or Eniko and having it come out in public has affected their marriage, but she is determined to stand by him. He also has a lot of friends defending him, so he has a lot of support.”
While Eniko’s atonement certainly helps, it isn’t making the controversy go away. On Tuesday, high-powered lawyer Lisa Bloom revealed on Twitter that she is now representing “the woman at the center of the Kevin Hart scandal,” identifying her as Montia Sabbag:
According to Bloom, the “actress and model” was “briefly involved with Kevin Hart a month ago. Since that time, she has been the subject of false, vicious attacks on her character.”
Bloom says she and Sabbag will “speak out” at a Wednesday press conference “about the true facts of this situation, and will announce their next legal move.”
Yikes. This scandal just went out of the frying pan and into the blooming fire.