Montia Sabbag: 5 Things To Know About Woman Suing Kevin Hart Over 2017 Sex Tape

Kevin Hart once suggested he was a victim of attempted extortion over an alleged sex tape, but a much different story is now being told by the woman at the center of this scandal, Montia Sabbag. Here’s what you should know.

UPDATE (9/16/19, 5:20 p.m. ET): Montia Sabbag, 28 — the woman who identified herself as the woman in an alleged sex tape of her and Kevin Hart, 40, in 2017 — is now suing the comedian for $60 million, according to court documents obtained by TMZ on Sept. 16, 2019. The model accused Kevin of conspiring with his friend, Jonathan “JT” Jackson, to secretly record Montia and Kevin allegedly having sex in a room at Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan hotel — JT was already arrested on two counts of extortion in May of 2018 (Kevin’s pal denied the extortion allegations).

While Kevin previously suggested he was a victim of attempted extortion in his 2017 apology video for cheating on his wife, Eniko Parrish, Montia is now accusing the actor of letting JT into the hotel room to “set up hidden video recording devices to capture the liaison,” according to TMZ. The lawsuit also suggests Hart was motivated by the need for more “publicity” ahead of an upcoming comedy tour. HollywoodLife has reached out to Kevin’s reps for comment. You can read on to learn more about the woman at the center of this sex tape scandal.

Original (9/20/17): 1. Montia claims she was “briefly involved” with actor Kevin Hart. In a press release sent out by her lawyer Lisa Bloom’s law firm, The Bloom Firm, Montia, 27, alleges she was involved with the married actor “a month ago.” The press release also noted, “Since that time, she has been the subject of false, vicious attacks on her characters.” No other details regarding their alleged involvement were revealed. In an Instagram video on Sept. 17, Kevin, 38, claimed that there was someone trying to make “financial gain” off of his “mistakes.” Kevin did not identify the person allegedly extorting him. TMZ has reported that there is an alleged “sexually suggestive” video that allegedly features Kevin and another woman. Montia has not confirmed or denied whether or not she is the woman in the alleged video of the actor.

3. She will be speaking at a press conference on Sept. 20. Montia and Lisa, 56, will be holding a press conference at 12 a.m. ET on Sept. 20 at The Bloom Firm’s Woodland Hills location in California. Montia and Lisa will be speaking about “the true facts of this situation, and will announce their next legal move.” This will be the first time Montia is speaking publicly about the scandal. Kevin has not responded to news of the press conference.

UPDATE: During her press conference, Lisa confirmed that Montia had an “intimate” relationship with Kevin in Las Vegas last month, when these alleged photos and video were taken. “Someone apparently snuck cameras into Kevin Hart’s private hotel suite in Las Vegas and recorded bedroom images of the two of them,” Lisa explained. “It is a crime to secretly put a camera in a private place like a hotel room.” Montia also made it clear that she is NOT an extortionist, and is not looking for a CENT from Kevin Hart. However, she and Lisa are taking legal action against the person who recorded this video without Montia’s knowledge.

4. Montia’s lawyer is very high-profile. Lisa has represented a number of high-profile celebrities like Blac Chyna, 29, Kathy Griffin, 56, and Mischa Barton, 31. Lisa is the daughter of esteemed attorney Gloria Allred, 76.

4. Montia is an actress and model, according to her lawyer’s press release. There’s not any information out there about any of her current projects.

5. Is she on social media? Montia doesn’t have a verified Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook account that we know of. However, her accounts could be private.

HollywoodLifers, what do you think Montia’s next legal move is? Let us know!

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Kevin Hart Expected to Be Released From Hospital Within Hours, to Head Straight to Rehab

The ‘Ride Along’ star will spend 1 to 2 weeks in an inpatient physical therapy facility before he returns home after the horrific car crash that left him with three spinal fractures.

AceShowbizKevin Hart may be out of the hospital sooner than later after undergoing a surgery to repair his multiple spinal fractures. The comedian/actor, who has been hospitalized since the car crash on Sunday, September 1, is expected to be released within hours, according to TMZ.

Sources tell the site that the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” star initially hoped that he would be released on Tuesday, September 10. Now that there’s still no sign that Kevin has been released from the hospital on Tuesday, the sources say that it will definitely happen on Wednesday.

Kevin, however, won’t be able to return home yet. He will reportedly head straight to an inpatient physical therapy facility, where he will spend 1 to 2 weeks before he comes back home. “He’s super eager to get out,” one of the sources says of the funnyman, adding that he’s in pretty good spirits.

Tiffany Haddish previously gave an update on Kevin’s condition at the hospital, saying that he’s already walking, although he’s still in a lot of pain. “He’s OK. He’s doing fine. As far as I know, from the last I heard, he’s fine,” the “Girls Trip” star said. “He’s already walking. He’s good.”

TMZ additionally reports that Kevin is taking short walks in the hospital and can even climb a few steps. He’s getting PT in the hospital but it will be more intensive in the rehab facility.

Kevin fractured his spine in three places during the horrific car crash, two of which were in the thoracic section of his spine and another was in the lumbar. He is considered lucky despite his serious injuries, because lumbar fractures can often result in at least difficulties walking, and at worst, partial paralysis of the arms or legs.

The 40-year-old is expected to make a full recovery, though “it’s gonna be a long road back.” He will reportedly require weeks if not months of physical rehabilitation.

In related news, TMZ reports that Kevin’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda will be disassembled by the California Highway Patrol to determine the cause of the crash. The process will take three weeks, one week for taking the car apart and 2-3 weeks for evaluating the evidence and writing a report.

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