Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with sex tape

The man charged with attempting to blackmail Kevin Hart has been revealed to be an old friend of the comedian.

Jonathan Jackson, 41, was charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter on Wednesday, after shopping around a secretly recorded sex tape of Hart sleeping with a woman in Las Vegas.  

Jackson and Hart have been friends for more than 15 years, and the 41-year-old also played a co-starring role in Hart's comedy Think Like A Man Too, TMZ reported.   

Shortly after the charges were announced, Hart tweeted: 'Mind blown... hurt... at a loss for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment. WOW.'

The man charged with attempting to blackmail Kevin Hart has been revealed to be an old friend of the comedian

Jonathan Jackson, 41, was charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter on Wednesday

A man has been charged with trying to extort money from Kevin Hart (pictured) by threatening to release video he had secretly shot of the actor and comedian with a woman in Las Vegas

Jonathan Jackson (right), an old friend of Hart's, was revealed to be the man behind the extortion attempt

Jonathan Jackson (right), an old friend of Hart's, was revealed to be the man behind the extortion attempt

Jackson remains in custody on $100,000 bail after his Monday

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