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Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife, kids after alleged sex tape extortion

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Kevin Hart posted a video to Instagram Sunday with an emotional public apology and plea for forgiveness after news of an extortion plot involving a “sexually suggestive” video broke.

“Um, I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back and because of that I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn’t,” Hart, 38, said in the video.

According to TMZ, “a woman has allegedly demanded money from [Hart] after shooting a video with him in which [Hart] and the woman are engaged in ‘sexually suggestive’ conduct.”

 In the Instagram video, Hart said he is “not perfect.”

“I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form,” Hart said. “I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did.”

Hart, who is known for comedies like Get Hard and Central Intelligence, said: “it’s a shitty moment when you know you’re wrong, and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior.”

He publicly apologized to his two kids and his wife, Eniko Parrish, who is currently 31 weeks pregnant with the actor’s third child. Hart added that he has “got to do better.”

“But I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that’s what was attempted,” Hart said. “I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”

H/T TMZ 


Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.