Funnyman Kevin Hart has released an emotional apology video in order to head off what he says was an attempt to extort him.
TMZ reports three clips exist showing Kevin and a woman "getting cozy" in a club and possibly together in a hotel room, one of which does not show faces but appears to capture the sounds of a couple having sex.
A rep told TMZ, "Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation."
In the apology video, Kevin faces the camera, looking distraught, and says, "Um, I'm at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back, and because of that, I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn't."
Saying he knows he is not perfect, Hart refers to a "bad error in judgment" and acknowledges he hurt his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish and his kids. "It's a sh*tty moment when you know you're wrong, and there's no excuses for your wrong behavior."
Still, he explains he made the video as a matter of principle. "I'm not gonna also allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes, and in this particular situation, that's what was attempted."
Hart instead chose to "'fess up to my mistakes."
The bad news comes on the heels of Hart spearheading a campaign to raise millions for hurricane relief.