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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.

Kevin Hart's Wife I Plead the 5th

9/18/2017 1:03 PM PDT

Eniko Parrish isn't shying away from cameras in the wake of Kevin Hart apologizing to her for getting into a bad "situation" -- but she's also not throwing him under the bus.

Eniko, who's in her third trimester, was out running errands Monday in Beverly Hills ... just as we imagine she would on any other day. Photogs fired off a series of questions about Kevin getting extorted -- as TMZ first reported someone demanded 8 figures to keep a sexually explicit video under wraps.

Eniko was also asked if she's even spoken to Kevin yet.

No reply from Mrs. Hart, but for what it's worth ... she was still wearing her ring.

Kevin Hart I'm Smiling Through Extortion Plot ... It's My Job!

9/18/2017 12:19 PM PDT

Kevin Hart isn't missing a beat when it comes to making money ... extortion plot, be damned.

In fact, Kevin was all smiles Monday morning on the set of "Night School," which is currently shooting in Clayton, Georgia. His face didn't show any tension about the fact someone tried to get up to 8 figures from him to keep a video of him allegedly cheating under wraps.

As TMZ first reported, authorities are on the case and closing in on a suspect.

Kevin seems confident. Or he's just a really good actor.

Kevin Hart Extortion Video Woman in Photo Wants $$$ for Lie Detector

9/18/2017 9:37 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman photographed with Kevin Hart in the extortion video is the one who agreed to sit for a lie detector test ... for a price.

TMZ broke the story ... someone involved in the case agreed to sit for a lie detector test, but only if Kevin anted up in the mid-6 figures.

We now know the woman pictured in the video hired a lawyer who contacted Kevin's people and made the lie detector money request.

We're told authorities have been honing in on at least one suspect, but it's unclear if the woman in the video is in the crosshairs of authorities. It's possible -- emphasis on possible -- she was a victim and someone planted the iPhone in the bedroom.

We're told as of now, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigations has taken a lead role in the investigation.

Kevin Hart 'I'm a Married Man' Swears Off ATL Strip Clubs

9/18/2017 6:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart was keeping a secret Friday in Atlanta when he told our photog he has no desire to hit up the city's world-famous strip clubs, 'cause he's a happily married man.

Kevin spoke to our photog hours before he issued an apology to his pregnant wife and kids for getting in a sticky situation. TMZ broke the story on Sunday, the "situation" was an extortion plot in which someone was demanding as much as 8 figures to keep a sexually explicit video under wraps.

As we reported, the video starts with a pic of Kevin snuggling with a woman, and then it cuts to a bedroom where you see a bed and hear what appears to be people having sex, although you don't see the people. The video then cuts again to a naked man walking in the bedroom who definitely looks like Kevin. The FBI is on the case.

So Kevin knew everything when he spoke with our photog, which makes his response all the more interesting.

Eniko Hart You Dog, You!

9/18/2017 6:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart's wife, Eniko, took her Dobie to the animal hospital Sunday night in L.A., in the wake of the sexually explicit video showing her husband in a provocative situation.

Eniko hasn't been seen since Kevin posted a video apologizing to his pregnant wife and kids for getting himself in such a "situation."

She's wearing her wedding ring ... in fact, in the photo she may be making a point of it.

TMZ broke the story, Kevin says someone has tried extorting him for 7 figures over the video, which shows Kevin cozying up to a woman. The tape also shows a naked man in a bedroom who definitely looks like him.

As we first reported, the extortion demand actually reached 8 figures at one point but the extortionist lowered it back down to 7.

Usher Accuser I Have a Sex Tape with Him ... There's Surveillance Video, Too!

9/5/2017 3:55 PM PDT

The woman publicly accusing Usher of exposing her to herpes claims she got the whole shebang on tape, and there's footage placing him at her hotel, too.

Quantasia Sharpton told YouTube vlogger Miss Jacob Kohinoor ... she filmed the alleged sex act with Usher, and the real shocker -- she claims the singer knew he was being recorded. 

Quantasia also said her rep, celeb attorney Lisa Bloom, is attempting to subpoena hotel surveillance video which she claims shows Usher going to her hotel room in 2014.

As we reported ... an ex-hotel staffer claims she saw Usher walk into the Days Inn lobby in Atlantic City where she says Quantasia came down and took him up to her room a little after midnight. Usher's denied this, saying he couldn't have been there 'cause he was too busy falling in love with his now-wife ... plus, Quantasia isn't his type.

Mischa Barton My Ex-BF Has 'Doctored' Sex Tapes

6/30/2017 3:34 PM PDT
Breaking News

Mischa Barton says she found proof one of her exes has copies of what she calls "doctored" sex tapes.

She was supposed to have a courtroom showdown Friday with Adam Spaw, but he was absent due to a family illness. Instead, his attorney appeared and heard Mischa plead her case to a judge for a permanent restraining order.

She claimed Spaw left behind multiple flash drives -- containing the "doctored" tapes -- when he moved out of their home. The judge pressed Mischa to explain what was doctored ... and she would only say they weren't originals.

The judge set a new July court date for Spaw to respond to the allegations -- and re-issued Mischa's temporary restraining order. Outside court, she was pretty thrilled with the judge's decision.

Mischa Barton Blocks Ex From Releasing Sex Tape ... One Down, One To Go

6/5/2017 3:33 PM PDT
Breaking News

Mischa Barton won't have to worry about a sex tape being leaked by at least one of her exes -- she struck a deal with him, and the judge just signed off on it.

Mischa and her ex-BF, Jon Zacharias, agreed he would NOT release any explicit videos and photos of the 'O.C.' star he obtained during their relationship. Jon must now hand over any material to Mischa's lawyer, Lisa Bloom.

As we reported ... Mischa got 2 temporary restraining orders against Jon and another ex, Adam Spaw. Mischa believed Jon originally captured her in intimate moments without consent, and thinks either Adam or Jon were peddling the material.  

Shaw's still barred from releasing material -- under the temporary restraining order. There's a hearing set for Wednesday where Mischa will try to make that one permanent too.

Mel B Sued by Nanny for Defamation

4/21/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mel B's former nanny is filing a lawsuit against the singer, claiming she told lies about her in the divorce case against Stephen Belafonte.

TMZ has learned the lawsuit centers on declarations Mel B filed in which she claims Belafonte and Lorraine Gilles told her they had an affair and that Lorraine was pregnant with his child. Mel B also claimed Gilles had an abortion.

Mel B goes on to accuse Gilles and Belafonte of pilfering money from her.

In another declaration, Mel B claims Lorraine has control over her sex tapes and might disseminate them.

There are numerous exhibits and pictures in the lawsuit which Gilles believe will convince a jury Mel B's allegations are a pack of lies.

It's interesting ... generally a person can't be sued for what they say in court papers, but there's an exception in California family law cases when someone makes a claim against 3rd parties who are not involved in the litigation. Lorraine Gilles is a 3rd party in the divorce case.

Von Miller Blocks Sex Tape Release Judge Orders Copy Destroyed

4/13/2017 9:34 AM PDT
Breaking News

Big win for Von Miller ... an L.A. judge has BLOCKED a woman from releasing the sex tape featuring the NFL superstar after months of fighting it out in court.

As we previously reported, Elizabeth Ruiz claims she owns the rights to 50% of the video which was shot during a trip to Mexico in June 2016. She claimed Miller knew he was being recorded and consented.

But Miller claimed Ruiz was trying to shake him down for $2.5 MILLION -- insisting she was only using the tape in a cash grab scheme.

She denied trying to extort Miller -- saying it was HIS legal team that made the first cash offer and she was down to play ball.

But earlier this week, a judge issued a permanent injunction in the case -- forbidding her from not only distributing the tape ... but she's not even allowed to let anyone see it. 

The judge also ordered Ruiz to pay Miller $50,000 in attorney's fees.

And get this ... the judge also ordered that a copy of the sex tape that Ruiz had submitted as evidence must be destroyed ASAP.

Ruiz had previously insisted on keeping at least 1 copy of the tape ... claiming she enjoyed watching it privately. No word if the judge will allow that.

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