Kevin Hart Files Lawsuit Against Tasha K For Extortion, Defamation
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Kevin Hart Files Lawsuit Against Tasha K For Extortion, Defamation

Tasha K is facing yet another lawsuit after publishing an explosive interview with Kevin Hart’s former assistant.

According to court documents obtained by The Blastthe comedian initiated the legal battle on November 22, 2023, with a cease and desist letter. In the docs, Hart accused the YouTuber of engaging in “criminal conduct and tortious acts” related to her interview with Miesha Shakes and the alleged extortion effort that followed.

“You have already engaged in criminal conduct and tortious acts that would entitle Mr. Hart to monetary damages against you should he elect to commence civil litigation regarding this matter,” the filing read. “To the extent that you do not cease and desist now, your liability for such monetary damages will increase, as will your exposure to criminal penalties.”

According to The Blast, Hart’s counsel, Donte Mills, explained that someone linked to Tasha’s team reached out with the intent to extort the actor. Mills said the person claimed to be affiliated with the YouTuber and threatened to “publish a damaging story on social media” unless he coughed up $250,000 to bury it. The blogger also shared a trailer for the interview, in which the former assistant made claims of infidelity and non-disclosure agreements.

“In advance of your threatened publication of the Story, you posted a ‘teaser’ with Ms. Shakes on Youtube, which clearly was intended as a threat, sending a message to Mr. Hart’s team that the more detailed Story would not be published if – and only if – the ransom is paid.” 

Elsewhere, Mills highlighted his familiarity with Tasha K, citing her recent legal battle with Cardi B, adding that she would not escape “liability for monetary damages to Mr. Hart that you incur as a result of the misconduct described herein.” Hart and his team also reported the incident to police. 

“In light of the foregoing issues, we demand that you immediately cease and desist all activity and public statements relating to the Story and refrain from any publication or threatened release of the Story,” the filing continued.

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Jen is a Writer and Content Curator for Baller Alert, who writes under the alias “MsJennyb.” In this role, Jen develops and contributes relevant special-themed content to attract readers. Before joining the Entertainment Industry via Baller Alert, Jen spent one year as a Freelance Writer and two years as a Human Resources assistant in a corporate office. Jen has a degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University with a concentration in Africana Studies.

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  1. Dont’ believe it… nope. He’s making up the extortion bit.

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