Kevin Hart is firing back for the first time at the woman suing him over the release of their sex tape, calling her lawsuit “baseless”.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the comedian responded to the case brought by Montia Sabbag.
Sabbag filed a $60 million-dollar lawsuit against Hart, his former friend Jonathan Todd Jackson, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and a website named Fameoulous. The suit accused the defendants of working together to release a sex tape featuring Hart and Sabbag.
Sabbag recently asked the court for an extension of time to file a document. She claimed to be having settlement talks that were going well.
In newly filed docs, Hart wants Sabbag’s motion shut down. He says any settlement discussions were with other defendants. Hart says he didn’t participate in any talks with her.“As a factual matter, Defendant Hart was not a party to any such settlement discussions, and has had no recent communications with Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s counsel regarding settlement.”
He adds, “Plaintiff is improperly attempting to drag out the litigation in order to delay the inevitable determination that her claims are, in fact, baseless.”
Sabbah sued seeking $60 million in damages along with the rights to the sex tape transferred to her name. The suit is also asking for all copies of the tape to be destroyed.The lawsuit states, “MS. SABBAG had no knowledge that the intimate activity depicted in the VIDEO was being recorded. To the contrary, MS. SABBAG believed that such activity was completely private, and she had a reasonable expectation of her privacy in HART’S private bedroom suite at the COSMOPOLITAN, and she reasonably believed that her privacy was safe and protected at all relevant times.”
She continued, “The COSMO DEFENDANTS violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by negligently authorizing, allowing, and otherwise permitting JACKSON access to HART’S hotel room suite at the COSMOPOLITAN and breached their duty of care to MS. SABBAG. HART violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by negligently or intentionally authorizing, allowing, and otherwise permitting JACKSON access to his hotel room suite at the COSMOPOLITAN and breached his duty of care to MS. SABBAG. JACKSON violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by participating in the secret recording of MS. SABBAG naked and engaged in private sexual activity in a private bedroom. The FAMEOLOUS DEFENDANTS violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by their wrongful disclosure of the private acts depicted in the VIDEO and their unauthorized commercial exploitation of PLAINTIFF’S name, image, identity and persona.”
Sabbag accuses Hart of having “conspired with JACKSON to intentionally record MS. SABBAG naked and engaged in private sexual relations with HART in a private bedroom at the COSMOPOLITAN without her knowledge or consent for the purpose of obtaining tremendous financial benefit for himself, including without limitation (a) the benefits obtained through the additional publicity and media attention the VIDEO garnered, which in turn helped to promote his Irresponsible Tour, which was a record-breaking comedy, and (b) to increase his overall popularity.”
The case is ongoing.
Hart is still dealing with a separate $7 million legal battle which was postponed following his car accident.