The woman at the heart of the Kevin Hart sex-extortion video scandal spoke at a press conference Wednesday.
Montia Sabbag, accompanied by her lawyer Lisa Bloom, said, “I am not an extortionist. I had nothing to do with these recordings.”
The press conference took place at Bloom’s offices, PEOPLE reports. The goal, according to Bloom, was to set the record straight about Sabbag’s “intimate” relationship with the actor and comedian.
Speaking for Sabbag, Bloom said her client was secretly taped in Hart’s Las Vegas hotel room about a month ago. She added that the 27-year-old model was the victim of multiple felonies.
“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 spoke directly to Hart during the press conference.
“We invite Mr. Hart to join us in bringing the perpetrator to justice. To the criminal who did this, I say you belong in prison and we are going to find you. …Montia and I are not asking for a cent from Kevin Hart. This is not about money. 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.”
Hart posted a video on his Instagram a few days ago in which he revealed an alleged extortion attempt against him. The comedian said that someone was trying to make a “financial gain” from his mistake. He also apologized to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, and his children in that clip.
TMZ reported that FBI agents might know who allegedly demanded money to not leak the video. Hart has reportedly been meeting with investigators so that they can catch the extortionist.
TMZ also reported that someone tried to get $15 million from one media outlet for the sexually explicit video.
The footage is four minutes and 47 seconds long and it allegedly shows Hart and Sabbag at a club and then in a bedroom.
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