Kevin Hart, 38, posted a video to Instagram on Saturday in which he apologized to wife Eniko Parrish and said he wasn't perfect and had recently made poor decisions.
The FBI is investigating a multi-million dollar extortion attempt on Kevin Hart after he publicly apologized to his pregnant wife and his two children over what he described as a 'bad error in judgment.'
The 38-year-old posted a video to Instagram on Saturday in which he apologized to wife Eniko Parrish and said he wasn't perfect and had recently made poor decisions.
He said there was 'no excuses' but added that someone was trying to seek financial gain over his mistakes, and he'd rather confess than let that happen.
Law enforcement officials told TMZ that an anonymous person contacted Hart saying they had a video of the comedian and a woman in a sexually provocative situation.
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The FBI is investigating a multi-million dollar extortion attempt on Kevin Hart after he publicly apologized to his family in an Instagram video on Saturday for a 'bad error in judgment'
The video also shows two people engaged in sexual activity on a bed but Hart's face is not visible for the most graphic part of the clip, according to the website.
The FBI reportedly knows the identity of the woman and are looking at whether she made the extortion attempt in return for keeping the video private.
They are also investigating whether someone else gained possession of the iPhone the video was filmed on and then made demands.
The extortion demands reportedly reached eight figures at one point.
In the apologetic video Hart posted to Instagram, he would not shed light on the mistakes he had made recently.
His caption read: '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.'
The 38-year-old posted a video to Instagram on Saturday in which he apologized to wife Eniko Parrish and said he wasn't perfect and had recently made poor decisions
Expecting: The news comes as Hart and his wife Eniko, seen here last month in LA, are expecting a baby boy
In the video, Hart admitted to 'a bad error in judgment' in reference to a recent incident, but stopped short of explaining what he had done.
'I'm in a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back,' he said. 'And because of that, I should make smart decisions - and recently, I didn't.'
The Ride Along star said that 'it's a shi**y moment when you know you're wrong, and there's no excuses for your wrong behavior,' explaining that he had put himself 'in an environment where only bad things can happen - and they did.'
The Get Hard actor said someone tried to 'have financial gain off of (his) mistakes in this particular situation'.
'I said I'd rather fess up to my mistakes,' the Philadelphia-born comic revealed.
Risky business? Hart was snapped in July in a Lexus with a woman local media identified as singer Monique 'Momo' Gonzalez
Controversy: Hart this summer was linked to a Florida beauty named Monique 'Momo' Gonzalez (R), but brushed off the reports as 'BS'
Move along: Hart snapped back at reports of his car incident in July, brushing them off as laughable
Hart said that the incident served as a learning experience in how to conduct himself amid a frenzied life in Hollywood's limelight.
He said: 'I know that I'm gonna hurt the people closest to me, who I've talked to and apologized to, being my wife and my kids ... at the end of the day man, I just simply gotta do better.'
TMZ claims there are three clips in total, including one appearing to show Hart getting cozy with a woman in a nightclub.
Hart made headlines two months back after he was photographed in a Lexus with a woman later identified by local news outlets as Florida-based singer Monique 'Momo' Gonzalez.
Hart subsequently took to social media as reports of the rendezvous spread, posting a meme of himself laughing at his phone captioned: 'At the end of the day, you just gotta laugh at the BS.'
Hart, who has two children with ex-wife Torrei Hart - 12-year-old daughter Heaven and nine-year-old son Hendrix - is expecting a son with Eniko.
Hart married wife Eniko last year.
Hart, who has two children with ex-wife Torrei Hart - 12-year-old daughter Heaven and nine-year-old son Hendrix (pictured in April 2016) - is expecting a son with Eniko