Kevin Hart is taking legal action against his former personal assistant, Miesha Shakes, over cheating allegations made in an interview with YouTuber Tasha K.
The complaint, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, focuses on an online interview where Shakes claimed Hart had an affair at his office, disclosed his gambling problem, and informed his wife Eniko about the alleged infidelity.
The interview, published on Tasha K’s Instagram and YouTube channels on Dec. 22, is at the center of the lawsuit.
A preview from the conversation was captioned, “The interview that Kevin Hart will WISH NEVER CAME OUT!!”
Hart’s complaint claims Kebe demanded money, threatening to release the bombshell interview if he didn’t pay.
In November, the document alleges, someone “affiliated with Kebe” contacted a representative of Hart informing them the interview that “would be damaging to Hart’s reputation” had been recorded. “The individual stated that Kebe would publish the Interview unless Hart paid a ransom of $250,000.”
Hart reached out to the police and sent a cease and desist order to Kebe, urging her not to release the interview.
The legal action referred to the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) between Shakes and Hart, claiming that sharing the interview would be considered deliberate disruption of contractual relations.
Aside from violating the NDA, the interview, according to Hart’s complaint, “included false and defamatory statements regarding Hart and certain legal disputes in which he had been involved.”
The lawsuit added that Shakes made statement “that were false, including that Hart recorded a video of a sexual encounter, and that he faced criminal charges regarding that supposed incident.”
Hart is taking legal action against all defendants, alleging civil extortion and invasion of privacy through the public disclosure of private facts.
Furthermore, he is suing Shakes for breach of contract and defamation, while also filing a lawsuit against Kebe for intentional interference with contractual relations.
“Kebe has an established history of posting defamatory and otherwise improper content regarding celebrities,” states Hart’s lawsuit.
SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES