The woman who was allegedly recorded in a sexually suggestive video, which was later used as an extortion attempt, with Kevin Hart claims she didn’t know he was married.
“I did not know he was married,” model Montia Sabbag tells Daily Mail TV during an interview. “I found out after we already had been together. So I did not know at first. … The way he was acting didn’t seem like he was married.”
Earlier this month, when the video surfaced, the actor and comedian apologized to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, and his two children on Instagram. In the Instagram apology, Hart also said that someone was trying to extort him. The FBI is now investigating that claim.
Last week, Sabbag identified herself as the woman in the video. At a press conference she said, “I am not an extortionist. I had nothing to do with these recordings.”
In fact, Sabbag’s attorney Lisa Bloom claims Sabbag is actually a victim of the video, which Bloom alleges was secretly taped in Hart’s Las Vegas hotel room over the summer.
The model says that she and the married star were intimate three times over a timespan of three days. Sabbag also claims that the now-infamous clip of her and Hart was recorded when Hart was sober.
“I feel when two people are attracted to each other or they have you know some kind of attraction toward someone, I feel like you don’t always really talk about what’s going to happen… It just kind of happened naturally,” Sabbag told Daily Mail TV. She said if she knew he was married, she wouldn’t have done what she did.
“We were hugging, kissing, touching and it made me believe he wasn’t married,” she explained.
Sources told PEOPLE that Hart’s wife is supporting her husband.
“She obviously knows about the cheating allegations. To her, Kevin is a great husband,” said the source. “Eniko is aware that Kevin has been accused of being a ladies’ man. She doesn’t care. He is her husband and he always comes home to her."
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxgen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.