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Montia Sabbag Investigators View Her as a Victim In Kevin Hart Extortion Case

10/3/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Montia Sabbag spent 2 hours with law enforcement Monday and she fielded a slew of questions about who may have secretly recorded her sexual liaison with Kevin Hart and then tried extorting him.

We were at Lisa Bloom's law office Monday morning when 2 investigators from the L.A. County District Attorney's office showed up to interview Sabbag.

Bloom says the investigators did not treat Sabbag as a suspect in the 2-hour meeting. We're told they all went over the events of the August 19 weekend in great detail.  

We're told Sabbag offered her theory on who may have secretly recorded her and Kevin in his hotel room, but it's just a theory.

Sabbag, we're told, answered all of the investigators' questions.

Kevin Hart Sex Tape Scandal Baby Shower Goes On Announces Their Boy's Name

10/1/2017 6:27 PM PDT

Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko, carried on with their baby shower like nothing was amiss -- despite his sex tape/extortion scandal -- and announced their new baby boy's name.

Kevin and Eniko hosted their shindig Sunday at the Calamigos Beach Club in Malibu, where they revealed they're naming their incoming son Kenzo. The name was plastered all over Eniko's social media, with friends showing off "Kenzo prizes" they'd won.

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Aside from the big name reveal ... everything else looks like business as usual for the Harts, even though Kevin's smack dab in the middle of being extorted for a sex tape in which he was secretly filmed.

As we reported ... the expecting couple dropped around $118k for the safari-themed baby shower. And it definitely shows.

Kenzo ... you woulda been proud of this one.

Tiffany Haddish I'm with Kevin Hart to Make Money!!! Sex Tape Is None of My Biz

9/27/2017 7:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tiffany Haddish is all for giving her co-star, Kevin Hart, a pass on his cheating/extortion scandal because that's HIS deal -- while HER deal is ... let's just be funny, bro.

Tiffany, who's currently shooting a new comedy with Kevin called "Night School" ... was at LAX when we asked her about his situation, and whether it's a distraction on set. Based on her quick response ... it's a non-issue when they're working together.

She also says Kevin ain't special -- lots of guys get extorted. Just for, ummm ... different things.

Oh, and for the record ... Kevin's sex tape partner, Montia Sabbag, denies any involvement in the extortion plot.

Torrei Hart I Got Problems Too ... My Mercedes Got Vandalized!

9/25/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart doesn't have a lock on drama this week -- his ex-wife Torrei's luxury whip was destroyed while she was at work ... TMZ has learned.

Torrei was shooting her new film, "Perfectly Single," this week on location in L.A. She rolled up in her brand new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 43 and parked it on the street. When she came back someone had unleashed their fury on her $70k ride.

Several windows were smashed in, but nothing was stolen. We're told the crew noticed a suspicious white car circling the area for about an hour, and a guy riding by on a bicycle flashed a gun.

Pales in comparison to Kevin's sex tape/extortion scandal ...unless, of course, you're Torrei.

Kevin Hart Extortion Case Authorities Now Confident They'll Catch the Culprits

9/23/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Authorities who are on the hunt for the Kevin Hart extortionists now believe they will catch the culprits ... based on a treasure trove of evidence they've just seized.

TMZ broke the story, search warrants have already been executed and now we know the information authorities have amassed connects multiple people they believe were involved in the plot to squeeze 7 figures from Hart in return for keeping the sex tape secret.

We're told phone records seized are critical ... showing who called who and when. But we know authorities also have their sights set on cellphones and computer hard drives.

As for who the culprits are ... authorities are keeping that close to the vest, but we're told none of the suspects are part of Kevin's world. We're told there were a number of people partying with Kevin and sex tape partner Montia Sabbag, and most if not all of them knew her, but Kevin knew none of them.

We're told Sabbag and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, are scheduled to meet with investigators, but not before next Wednesday. You would think they'd want to meet her earlier, but that's not the case.  

Our sources say investigators want to analyze all the information they get from the warrants before sitting with Sabbag, because they will help them hone in on the questions they want to ask her. Sabbag insisted at her news conference she was not part of the extortion plot.

Kevin Hart Search Warrants Served In Extortion Case

9/22/2017 3:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Authorities have already executed search warrants on multiple people suspected in the plot to extort Kevin Hart over the sex tape ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, a judge signed the warrants earlier this week and they were executed almost immediately. We're told the information and items seized have already yielded results and have helped close in on the people who demanded 7 figures from Hart to keep the tape silent.

We're told one of the key items is phone records, but also computer hard drives and other electronics.

The investigation is full steam ahead. 

Kevin Hart's Sex Tape Partner She Works the Pole But Just for Fun

9/22/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart's sex tape partner has big stripper moves ... and she's even armed with an official license to strip.

Montia Sabbag showed up some pretty impressive pole action at The Golden Banana strip club in Boston, where she bartended between 2011 and 2013. We're told the video was shot after hours and was just for giggles.

Montia said in her news conference Wednesday with her attorney, Lisa Bloom, she's not a stripper. Turns out, she has an official adult entertainment license in Nevada, which gives her the right to work in any capacity in a strip joint. So if she wanted to work the pole for more than just fun, she could.

Gotta say ... she could make a living.

As we reported ... Montia denies any involvement in the extortion plot against Kevin ... even though we're told her first lawyer requested hundreds of thousands from his team to take a lie detector test. Her new attorney says her client is now going to cops to help catch the real perps. 

As for Montia ever stripping for real? She says it ain't for her. Definitely could be, though, as far as the state of Nevada's concerned. 

Dave Chappelle Honors Bro Code for Kevin Hart

9/22/2017 6:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Good luck trying to get Dave Chappelle to chime in on Kevin Hart's drama... homie don't play that.

We got the Dave at Georgetown in D.C. and we wanted to know if he thinks Kevin's gonna have to address his indiscretions straight-up or not. As you're very much aware by now ... Kevin's in the middle of a sex tape extortion case.

Dave doesn't even let our guy finish the question before getting all diplomatic on us ... but he does share what Kevin's an expert at.

Kevin Hart's Sex Tape Partner Not Sweatin' Sex Tape, Extortion ... Just Casually Checking Mail

9/21/2017 8:56 AM PDT

Kevin Hart's sex tape partner, Montia Sabbag, doesn't look the least bit concerned about the extortion investigation ... in fact, she's taking a totally casual approach as she kicks it in L.A.

Montia was at a home in the L.A. area Wednesday just hours after she held a news conference with celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom to publicly deny any wrongdoing, and declare she was also victimized by the sex tape recording. 

She was rocking a far more casual look -- a midriff-baring pink sweatsuit -- than the all-business blouse she wore at the newser. As for her weekend in Las Vegas with Kevin ... seems mum's the word, at least when her attorney isn't present.

Mike Epps Hey Kevin, Jesus Died for Our Sins ... Now Keep It In Your Pants!

9/21/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mike Epps has some sage advice for Kevin Hart from a spiritual outlook, and also on a physical tip.

We got the comedian Wednesday at LAX, where he reflected on Kevin's sex tape extortion scandal ... saying he -- like other rich, famous men -- has to keep an eye out for vultures.

Then he dragged Jesus into it, and reassured Kevin it's okay to screw up every now and then. Mike's best advice though comes on the heels of his own divorce.

Pay attention Kev, here's the Epps' golden rule to dodging messy breakups.

It's simple, but perhaps too late.

Lisa Bloom Kevin Hart Accused My Client of Extortion

9/20/2017 11:46 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Attorney Lisa Bloom seems to say Kevin Hart contacted her client and accused her of being the extortionist behind the sex tape.

Lisa just spoke with Harvey Levin on "TMZ Live" and said she believes Kevin may have contacted her client once, but Montia Sabbag vigorously denied any allegation of being the extortionist.

Bloom also says the sex scene in the bedroom does indeed seem to be the liaison between Kevin and her client, which she said lasted a weekend.

She explains how her client met Kevin and also says Montia has a suspicion as to the identity of the extortionists. She will be sharing that with cops.

Kevin Hart Extortion Case Search Warrants are Being Written

9/20/2017 10:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Law enforcement officers have been busy writing multiple search warrants Tuesday as they hone in on the people they believe are the extortionists in the Kevin Hart sex tape investigation ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources say the declarations in support of the warrants will outline reasons they believe their targets may be the ones who contacted Kevin's people and made 8-figure demands in return for keeping the tape under wraps.

We're told the warrants, which still need to be signed by a judge, will ask permission to seize cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. As we reported, the extortion demands were sent by emails that were encrypted.

Authorities believe the sex video was shot on an iPhone, so authorities are particularly interested in that device.

Montia Sabbag, Kevin's sex partner, maintains she's a victim who had no knowledge she was being recorded in Kevin's Vegas hotel room. As we reported, cops have their suspicions but we don't know if she is one of the search warrant targets.

Kevin Hart Woman in Car Photos Says I'm Not the One in the Extortion Video

9/19/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A woman Kevin Hart was photographed with earlier this summer has now been accused of being at the center of his extortion video ... but she's calling BS, and our information is also that she's not the woman in the video.

Monique "Momo" Gonzalez, a Miami based singer, has been raked over the coals online ever since Kevin's apology video and extortion case came to light over the weekend ... with lots of folks saying she's the lady with whom Kevin allegedly cheated.

Monique's saying its absolutely untrue, and sources close to Kevin back that up. She says she never hooked up with Hart.

A rep for the singer tells TMZ ... despite photos that surfaced in July showing them in a car together, their interaction that night was strictly a friendly convo ... nothing more.

As we reported ... the woman who's pictured with Kevin in the video has demanded lots of cash to take a lie detector test.

The L.A. County D.A. is on the case and honing in on at least one suspect.

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