Kevin Hart's sex tape partner feels "vindicated" after the actor's friend was accused of trying to extort him. Montia Sabbag has always insisted that she had nothing to do with someone threatening to leak the intimate tape of her and Kevin and now that the married actor's close pal, Jonathan Todd Jackson, who is known as Action Jackson, has been arrested for allegedly filming them, she is happy that her name has been cleared.
Montia told TMZ: "I was so relieved, this whole process has been crazy and my name has been dragged through the mud. I just feel really happy and fortunate that this has all come to light. I know who I am as a person, so I really don't let anything like that bother me, but it definitely has taken a toll mentally. But it's all over now, so I'm good."
Montia's attorney, Lisa Bloom, added that Montia had suspected JT for some time. She explained: "We gave a statement about six months ago, although we didn't want to name anyone publicly because we didn't have any proof, but this was always somebody that we were suspicious of."
Meanwhile, Kevin, 38, has been left "hurt" and in "complete disbelief" after his close friend was charged with extortion. He tweeted: "Mind blown ... Hurt ... at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment. WOW. (sic)". According to TMZ, Jackson had been friends with Kevin for over 15 years and was a guest at his bachelor party before the comic wed Eniko Parrish. He has been charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter and, if convicted, he could face up to four years in jail.
Last September, Kevin issued a public apology to his family after learning he'd been targeted in the extortion attempt. The Central Intelligence star - who has Heaven, 13, and Hendrix, 10, with ex-wife Torrei and son Kenzo, five months - with spouse Eniko - posted an emotional video in which he discussed his "mistakes" and claimed there was someone trying to make "financial gain" from his past antics.