American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart has got relief as the judge has dismissed the $60 million lawsuit against him for leaking s*x tape.
It so happened that, Kevin Hart was sued by a woman Montia Sabbag for being involved with his friend Jonathan Todd “JT” Jackson in secretly filming their s*xual encounter and later distributing it. Jonathan was in fact later charged with the allegations of extortion.
According to TMZ, Sabbag had alleged Kevin and his friend Jackson for planning the whole encounter as it happened in a Las Vegas hotel room back in September 2017, hiding a camera in the room and then to leak the video to gain publicity for his coming comedy tour. Montia had sued Kevin for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy.
Sabbag’s attorney Lisa Bloom at a press conference in September had said, “Montia is a crime victim. Someone apparently snuck cameras into Kevin Hart’s private hotel suite in Las Vegas and recorded bedroom images of the two of them.”
She added, “It is a crime to secretly put cameras in a private place like a hotel room. It is another crime to secretly record people in a private place. It is yet another crime to distribute those images. Montia is the victim of multiple felonies under state and federal laws.”
However, now according to The Blast reports, on Tuesday a California judge dismissed all the charges against Kevin Hart saying that the lawsuit was brought to the wrong venue. The case has now been dismissed without prejudice by the judge.
The original complaint read as saying, “MS. SABBAG had no knowledge that the intimate activity depicted in the VIDEO was being recorded. To the contrary, MS. SABBAG believed that such activity was completely private, and she had a reasonable expectation of her privacy in HART’S private bedroom suite at the COSMOPOLITAN, and she reasonably believed that her privacy was safe and protected at all relevant times.”
On the contrary, Kevin Hart accused Sabbag of never serving him with the legal docs. A motion filed by him claimed that the server “simply threw a set of papers out of a car window in view of a security guard” outside the gate at his home.
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