Kevin Hart’s coming clean – about what, he won’t say.
The 38-year-old took to Instagram on Saturday with a contrite speech in which he apologized to his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish and his two children over an unspecified mistake he made recently.
A TMZ report Saturday indicated that Hart was confronted with a video of himself engaged in ‘sexually suggestive’ behavior with an unnamed woman, adding the clip did not have any actual sex on it. Hart’s face was not visible in the most graphic part of the clip, the website reported.
The comedian added a caption with the clip on the social media site that read: ‘Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be … I love you all.’
In the somber video, Hart admitted to ‘a bad error in judgment’ in reference to a recent incident, but stopped short of explaining what he had done.
‘I’m in a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back,’ he said. ‘And because of that, I should make smart decisions – and recently, I didn’t.’
The Ride Along star said that ‘it’s a shi**y moment when you know you’re wrong, and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior,’ explaining that he had put himself ‘in an environment where only bad things can happen – and they did.’
The Get Hard actor said someone tried to ‘have financial gain off of [his] mistakes in this particular situation,’ but he didn’t bite.
‘I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes,’ the Philadelphia-born comic revealed. In terms of any possible legal ramifications in the incident, a source told TMZ, ‘Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.’
Hart said that the incident served as a learning experience in how to conduct himself amid a frenzied life in Hollywood’s limelight. He said, ‘I know that I’m gonna hurt the people closest to me, who I’ve talked to and apologized to, being my wife and my kids … at the end of the day man, I just simply gotta do better.’
In a further update by TMZ it’s claimed there are three clips in total; one appearing to show Hart getting cozy with a woman in a nightclub.
It then cuts to a bed, you can’t see who’s there but there are sounds of creaking and someone getting slapped.
A third clip shows two people milling around a room including a man that looks a little like Hart.
The website reports that the person allegedly extorting the comedian is demanding payment to avoid release of the video.
Hart made headlines two months back after he was photographed in a Lexus with a gorgeous woman later identified by local news outlets, including Power 96, as Florida-based singer Monique ‘Momo’ Gonzalez.
Hart subsequently took to social media as reports of the rendezvous spread, posting a meme of himself laughing at his phone captioned, ‘At the end of the day, you just gotta laugh at the BS.’
Hart, who has two children with ex-wife Torrei Hart – 12-year-old daughter Heaven and nine-year-old son Hendrix – is expecting a son with Eniko, who he celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary with last month.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Adam S. Levy