In Touch magazine is exclusively reporting that Kevin Hart‘s extortionist demanded $15 million to keep the sexually explicit tape private. After weeks of failed attempts shopping it around to the media, Kevin was contacted by a person who said they had the sex tape and demanded he pay a whopping $15 million, In Touch has learned exclusively.

On Sept. 16, the comedian posted an Instagram video in which he apologized to his pregnant second wife, Eniko Parrish, 33, and his two kids from his first marriage. “I made a bad error in judgment and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen, and they did,” he said in his statement. “But I’m not gonna also allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”

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Kevin’s alleged caught-on-tape hookup happened at Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel in August. An image of what looks like a smiling Kevin grabbing a mystery woman’s bare thigh, his head resting on her chest, was published the day after he posted his apology video.

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Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I’m not perfect and have never claimed to be …I love you all.

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That mystery woman identified by In Touch is Montia Louise Sabbag, known to her friends as Tia. A witness says he was seen with Tia recently, but she has not been implicated in the extortion scandal. Law enforcement got involved but Kevin issued his public apology before the person demanding the money could be definitively identified.

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