Woman Filmed in Tryst with Kevin Hart Says She's a Victim Too – and Denies Being Part of Extortion Plot
"I am not an extortionist. I had nothing to do with these recordings," Montia Sabbag said at a press conference
Accompanied by her attorney Lisa Bloom, the actress and model Montia Sabbag appeared at her lawyer’s offices to set the record straight about her “intimate” relationship with the actor and comedian.
Bloom spoke for her client, saying she was the victim of multiple felonies after being secretly taped in Hart’s Las Vegas hotel room “about a month ago.”
“It is a crime to secretly put cameras in a private place like a hotel room,” Bloom said. “It is another crime to secretly record people in a private place. It is yet another crime to distribute those images. Montia is the victim of multiple felonies under state and federal laws.”
The attorney also spoke directly to Hart during the conference, asking for his involvement in finding the person disseminating the video.
“We invite Mr. Hart to join us in bringing the perpetrator to justice,” Bloom continued. “To the criminal who did this, I say you belong in prison and we are going to find you.”
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Bloom dismissed reports of an investigation as her client had not been approached, she claimed. She added that they will be meeting with law enforcement “immediately” to report the crime.
“Montia and I are not asking for a cent from Kevin Hart. This is not about money,” the attorney said. “We are not suing him. We are not making any claims against him. Kevin Hart appears to be the victim of this criminal, just as Montia is a victim of this criminal.”
In the video, posted to Instagram over the weekend, Hart claimed that there was someone who was trying to make “financial gain” from his misbehavior. Reports surfaced over the weekend that federal officials are investigating an alleged blackmail attempt that reportedly includes a “sexually provocative” video of Hart with Sabbag.
“I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did,” Hart admitted in his apology video.
TMZ previously reported that FBI agents believe they know the identity of a person who allegedly demanded money to not leak the video, which is said to feature Hart getting close with Sabbag at a club and then in a bedroom.
A source told PEOPLE that the actor is struggling to keep his spirits up amid the allegations.
“Kevin’s not doing too well,” the source says.. “He’s really embarrassed that all of his personal business is out there for everyone to see.”
Hart and Parrish were spotted out for lunch on Tuesday, marking the first time they had been seen together since news of the alleged extortion broke.