Kevin Hart’s Friend Behind Extortion Attempt, Charged And Facing Jail Time

Sad. Truly sad. So remember when video surfaced of Kevin Hart having sex with women while wife Eniko was pregnant with their first child together? The comedian claimed someone was attempting to extort money from him by threatening to release the video. Well, the alleged extortioner has been identified as actor Jonathan Todd “J.T.” Jackson – HART’S FRIEND OF OVER 15 YEARS has been charged as being responsible for the trying to extort money from Hart.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office website reads:

A man was charged today with trying to coerce actor Kevin Hart to pay him for a video that was surreptitiously recorded last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Jonathan Todd Jackson (dob 3/4/77), aka Action Jackson, was charged in case BA467710 with one count each of attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter. He is expected to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Deputy District Attorney Rouman Ebrahim of the Cyber Crime Division is prosecuting the case.

Jackson is accused of trying to extort an undisclosed amount of money from Hart between Aug. 25 and Aug. 30, 2017. Jackson allegedly had a videotape of the actor with a woman in Las Vegas and then is accused of trying to sell the recording to numerous celebrity news websites, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $100,000. If convicted as charged, Jackson faces a possible maximum sentence of four years in county jail.

The case remains under investigation by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.

Hart took to Twitter to respond to the recent developments:

Hart turned his public debacle into somewhat of a victory by cashing in and launching the “Irresponsible Tour”. He even had wife Eniko make a cameo in the promo video for the tour.

A hard pill to swallow, right?

Jonathan Todd “J.T.” Jackson recently appeared in the television series “S.W.A.T.”, “Future Man” and the movie Naked.


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