Kevin Hart has ended his legal battle with ex-business partners after Stand Up Digital sued the comedian.
The 40-year-old was sued by the company after they claimed he avoided their planned phone application creation.
In their lawsuit, after Hart admitted to an affair, it scuppered their plans to publish a new application, but Kevin denies the allegations and requested a judge closed the case.
According to The Blast, a judge granted the case be dismissed and stated that even though Hart went public about his personal life and affair, he gained zero benefits, furthering that he was under no obligation to consult his business partners about going public and if anything, the Jumanji: The Next Level actor sustained more damage than good.
The mobile application that Stand Up Digital was developing was due to release in September 2017, and they allegedly spent over $1.25 million on making a game called Gold Ambush that featured Hart and his family, but after his personal affair was made public by the comedian, it caused issues for the release of the game.
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In a counter-lawsuit, Kevin said he “suffered through an extremely difficult period in his life, where he was subjected to attempted blackmail to prevent disclosure of an extramarital affair.”
He also hit back at the claims made that suggested his public admission caused the game to have issues upon release, i.e. lack of interest from avid mobile gamers and his fanbase; Hart said it was “release 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.”
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