Kevin Hart's Sex Tape Lawsuit Tossed Due to Jurisdictional Issue

A California judge has dismissed the complaint filed by the 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' star's sexual partner in the tape for 'lack of subject matter jurisdiction.'

AceShowbiz - Kevin Hart has one less problem now. The comedian, who is reportedly preparing to face a lawsuit following his horrible car accident, is off the hook in a lawsuit filed by Montia Sabbag, a woman who was featured with him in a sex tape.

Radar Online reports that a California judge has dismissed the lawsuit against the 40-year-old actor for "lack of subject matter jurisdiction" and for "lack of diversity jurisdiction." The court papers read, "Because the Complaint alleges the citizenship of Defendant Fameolous, Ent LLC as if it were a corporation, rather than a limited liability company, the Complaint has not properly alleged the citizenship of that party. As a result, Plaintiff's allegations are not sufficient to invoke this Court's diversity jurisdiction."

Kevin, however, is not completely off the hook for now since Montia has until September 30 to file a First Amended Complaint with Federal Court to show that the lawsuit meets the requirements for subject matter or diversity jurisdiction. "The failure to file a First Amended Complaint by that date or to adequately allege the Court's jurisdiction may, without further warning, result in the dismissal of this action without prejudice," so it's stated in the court papers.

Montia filed the lawsuit on September 16, alleging that Kevin "conspired" with his friend Jonathan "JT" Jackson "to intentionally record Ms. Sabbag naked and engaged in private sexual relations with Hart in a private bedroom at the Cosmopolitan without her knowledge or consent for the purpose of obtaining tremendous financial benefit for himself."

She claims that the sex tape, which was eventually published online in September 2017, "has caused and continues to cause Ms. Sabbag great emotional distress and embarrassment." She is asking for $60 million.

Her move to file the lawsuit against Kevin was surprising because when news of the sex tape first broke, she said that the "Night School" star was a victim like her. The 28-year-old model said at the time that Kevin had no idea of their intimate encounter being secretly filmed by his friend.

In 2018, JT was charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter. The case is still ongoing.

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