May 2 (UPI) — A California man faces extortion charges Wednesday for allegedly threatening to sell a sex tape featuring actor Kevin Hart last year.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged Jonathan Todd Jackson, also known as Action Jackson, with one count of extortion and one count of extortion by threatening letter.
Jackson, 41, is accused of trying to extort an undisclosed amount of money from Hart between Aug. 25 and Aug. 30, 2017. He told Hart he had a video of the actor with a woman in Las Vegas and attempted to sell the recording to various celebrity news sites.
He faces a possible maximum sentence of four years in county jail and prosecutors recommended his bail be set at $100,000.
In September 2017, a representative for Hart said authorities were investigating the extortion attempt after the actor released an Instagram video in which he apologized to his wife, Eniko Parrish, and two children for an unspecified “bad error in judgment.”