Kevin Hart appears to have to go to court to legally battle out a lawsuit tied to his extortion incident back in 2017. According to reports, gaming company ‘Stand Up Digital’ was looking forward to launching an app with Hart and his family. Around that time, Hart would admit to infidelity and ‘Stand Up Digital’ says that Hart’s personal controversy caused the game to fail. ‘Stand Up Digital’ would end up suing Hart for $7.2 Million in damages. Kevin would attempt to have the matter dismissed but now a judge has ruled he can’t.
The judge did dismiss one claim, breach of contract, but ordered the remaining three counts against Hart to remain. In their original lawsuit, Stand Up Digital claimed they entered into a deal with Hart and his partner, Wayne Brown, to launch a game called “Gold Ambush.” The game was to feature the comedian and his family as characters. Stand Up claimed to have spent over $1.25 million on developing the game, which was set to launch in September 2017. They claimed the app failed because Hart confessed to an extramarital affair — and that he was being extorted over a sex tape — just one month before the app was due to launch. They accused Kevin Hart of refusing to communicate with them following his confession and sued for damages in excess of $7.2 million. Hart responded to the lawsuit — and filed a counter-suit of his own — saying he that he “suffered through an extremely difficult period in his life, where he was subjected to attempted blackmail to prevent disclosure of an extramarital affair.”