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Kevin Hart Sues Controversial YouTuber Tasha K and Former Assistant

The suit comes after the YouTuber attempted to extort the comedian regarding a recent interview.

Kevin Hart at a basketball game, Tasha K during a livestream on YouTube
Popular YouTuber Tasha K continues to be in hot water as she’s being sued, yet again, for defamatory remarks made in one of her YouTube videos (Photo Courtesy: Reuters/Gary A. Vasquez/Unwine with Tasha K on YouTube)

Kevin Hart filed a lawsuit against Tasha K following an interview she did with his former assistant, alleging defamation and possible extortion.


The suit says an associate of Tasha K, real name Latasha Kebe, told someone from Hart’s camp that he could stop the interview’s release if he paid $250,000. Hart and his camp called the police and sent a cease and desist letter to Kebe.


Kebe posted a clip of the interview on her YouTube channel, insinuating the ransom by stating: “when you don’t pay, we have to get the money by any means necessary.” The interview itself was published Dec. 22, charging viewers a $12 per month subscription fee to watch the interview.


Hart’s former assistant, Miesha Shakes, and Kebe were both named as defendants alongside Kebe’s company, Kebe Studios, LLC. According to the suit, Shakes signed a confidentiality agreement in August 2017 and a non-disclosure agreement in 2020 that paid her $30,000 a year for three years.


In November 2023, Shakes decided to speak with Kebe in an interview that breached the agreement. The suit alleges that Shakes made various false and defamatory statements throughout the interview regarding Hart and his legal disputes.


“Shakes acknowledged that she and [Hart] were, in fact, party to the NDA, but claimed that the agreement had unspecified ‘loopholes’ that she apparently contended would enable to escape the consequences of her brazenly violations her promises to Plaintiffs and the NDA and Confidentiality Agreement’s terms,” the suit read. 

The complaint also states that Kebe has a history of defamatory content about celebrities, specifically citing Kebe’s defamation case regarding “Bodak Yellow” rapper Cardi B.


Filed on Wednesday, the lawsuit features five claims: civil extortion, breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, invasion of privacy and defamation.


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