A judge has decided that Kevin Hart’s former business partner, Stand Up Digital, has shown enough evidence at the point to have their court room show down continue.
From Kevin quitting as the host of the 2018 Oscars award show due to his remarks about the LGQBT community, to this Kevin’s 2019 is off to a rocky start. The Philly native who puts himself in this situation by cheating on his wife Eniko, while pregnant is now suffering the consequences.
The judge presiding over Hart’s case did dismiss one claim. Which was a breach of contract, but ordered the remaining three counts against Kevin 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 alleges to have spent over $1.25 million on developing the game, which was set to launch in September 2017.
They claimed the app failed due to Hart confessing to an extramarital affair. Also he reveled that someone was extorting hime over a sex tape . This all occurred one month prior to when the app was due to launch.
Stand Up accused Kevin Hart of refusing to communicate with them during the time after his admission, and so they proceeded to sue for damages in excess of $7.2 million.
Hart responded to their lawsuit , and his lawyers followed up with a countersuit . Hart says 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.”
Hart alleges the company refuses to take responsibility for the failure of the app when it was “released into an app market where the overwhelming majority of gaming apps make insignificant revenue, and the few successful games, such as ‘Game of War,’ have advertising budgets in the tens of millions of dollars.”
Harts say the main reason he didn’t inform the company of the ordeal before to announcing it was because he was working the FBI in an during an active investigation and couldn’t disclose any details.