Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with alleged cheating video

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Jonathan Todd Jackson, 41 was charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said in a statement.

It's unclear how Jackson may have obtained the video.

According to Jackson, the sex tape was taken from one of Kevin Hart's escapades in Las Vegas, which Jackson was trying to shop around to different press outlets for money. Later, the video switches to a shot that appears to show a couple having sex in a hotel room.

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.

Jackson, an actor, actually has a history with Hart.

Attorney Lisa Bloom said a woman had a brief affair with Hart in August and someone illegally recorded intimate footage of the two of them. J.T.is an actor and has starred in S.W.A.T.

"This is one cool ass dude right here yall", Jackson captioned the photo.

Hart, meanwhile, commented online about the situation following Jackson's arrest, writing on Twitter that he is "at a lost [sic] for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment".

The comedian took to Twitter to describe his "complete" disbelief after the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced charges against his longtime friend, Jonathan Jackson, who allegedly tried blackmailing the comedian a year ago.

Also going by an alias of "Action Jackson", he is set to be arraigned this week, with a recommended bail of $100,000.

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