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Blogger Tasha K Accused of Extorting Kevin Hart Presents Witness in Case

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*Popular YouTuber Tasha K has reportedly presented new evidence in her case with Kevin Hart, who accuses her of attempting to extort him for $250k in exchange for not publishing an interview with his ex-assistant Miesha Shakes.

Hart is taking legal action against Shakes after she allegedly made “false and defamatory” statements about him during her interview with Tasha K.

According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Tasha submitted a declaration from her assistant, Jason Wilson, in the court battle filed by Hart.

We reported earlier that in legal documents obtained by TheBlast, a representative of Tasha K was accused of contacting Hart’s team in November, claiming to have had an explosive interview with Shakes. The blogger allegedly threatened to publish if she wasn’t paid $250,000. Hart refused to Pay, and Tasha was served a cease-and-desist letter stating she had no right to broadcast his personal business. 

Tasha ignored the cease-and-desist letter and published the interview on her YouTube channel, “Unwine with Tasha K,” on December 22. During the conversation, Shakes claimed Hart cheated on his wife, Eniko, and that he had a gambling problem. 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: Kevin Hart attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Hart denied the allegations and sued Tasha and Miesha for defamation and civil extortion. He recently submitted evidence in court showing Shakes signed an NDA during her employment from August 2017 to October 2020.

The comedian said he watched the interview where Shakes “made statements about me that were simply false, including that I supposedly made a secret video recording of a sexual encounter and faced criminal charges regarding that supposed incident. I did not record any such video, and I have never faced criminal charges in connection with that alleged incident or any related matters.”

Hart said he continues to endure “damage to my reputation, and thus to my present and future business and financial prospects” due to Shakes’ interview with Tasha K.

Hart seeks unspecified damages against the defendants, while Tasha K wants the lawsuit thrown out of court.

According to Tasha, “the statements challenged as false and defamatory, to the extent they can be determined, are substantially true.” 

Hart recently provided a declaration from his public relations representative, Michelle Watts. Watts stated that in December 2023, Hart’s lawyer informed her about an alleged associate of Tasha making a $250,000 offer. She was then asked to facilitate communication between Hart’s team and Tasha’s representatives and was given contact information for Tasha’s business manager, Jason.

Watts said, “Jason and I discussed the prior conversations, of which I had been informed, wherein Hart’s representatives were told that the Interview would not be released if payment was made. I asked what they were demanding, and he responded by telling me “we will let you know.”

She added, “A few moments later, I received a telephone call from a blocked number, from an individual who I believe was Jason, stating that [Tasha] would require a cashier’s check in connection with any agreement. That was the last communication I had with any purported [Tasha] representatives regarding the Interview.”

Tasha provided a declaration from Jason disputing the allegations.

As Radar reports, Jason said“I provided Watts with Tasha K’s email address, so that she could contact Tasha K directly, and we hung up. I did not call Watts back that day or at any other point. I have never called Watts. Watts, however, called me back, about half an hour after the First Call. This Second Call from Watts was even shorter than the First. In the Second Call, Watts told me something like “I just got a call from your boss” and said that she wanted to know “the how.” I did not know what she meant, and I told Watts that I did not know what she meant by “the how.” Watts again did not explain herself. I am not aware of any “boss” of mine or anyone else at Yelen calling Watts between the First and Second Call (or, for that matter, at any other time).”

“Watts and I did not, at any point during the First or Second Call, discuss the interview that Tasha K conducted of Hart’s former personal assistant, Defendant Miesha Shakes in November 2023 (the “Interview”); any phone calls that Hart or his representatives claim to have received about the Interview, payments by Hart or his companies, or money,” he added. “Watts and I did not, at any point during the First or Second Call, discuss Hart’s claim that an unidentified caller had attempted to extort Hart or demanded money to prevent publication of the Interview. Watts did not mention money, extortion, or the alleged extortion call at all.”

Jason denies calling Watts and demanding a cashier’s check. 

“I did not suggest or mean to suggest, during the First or Second Call, that I or anyone at Yelen had made a demand or was demanding payment from Kevin Hart or any of his companies in connection with the Interview. Again, I had no understanding of what Watts was asking about, and she did not explain herself,” he added, per RadarOnline.

READ MORE: Kevin Hart Alleges Ex-Assistant Spied on Private Conversations in Lawsuit

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