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Kevin Hart avoids jury trial after securing win over gaming app lawsuit

The actor had been hit by a $7.2 million (£5.5 million) lawsuit after allegedly failing to promote a gaming app (Picture: Getty Images)

Kevin Hart will not face a jury trial after securing a win in his legal battle over a failed game project.

The actor found himself with a $2.7 million (£5.5 million) lawsuit in 2018, after it was alleged that he failed to promote a gaming app launched with company Stand Up Digital.

Plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit argued that Kevin’s sex tape scandal in September 2017 had had an impact on the app and its potential success.

However, Kevin ended up firing a countersuit in response, claiming that his personal life had nothing to do with the failed project, and that officials at Stand Up Digital did not provide him with any profits made from the app.

The case was set to go on trial on 19 September, but following Kevin’s car crash at the end of August, where he was said to have suffered ‘major back injuries’, the trial was postponed to allow the 40–year-old time to recover from his injuries.

Now a judge has ruled in Kevin’s favour, after he sought a summary judgement to avoid a jury trial.

It was argued that the comedian had nothing to gain by going public over the sex tape scandal, after the tape in question was leaked in September 2017, according to The Blast.

The video showed Kevin allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room during his marriage to wife Eniko Hart.

A judge has ruled in Kevin’s favour, after he sought a summary judgement to avoid a jury trial. (Picture: Rex)

The court also stated that Kevin was not obliged to inform Stand Up Digital bosses about the tape before it became headline news.

However, Kevin is still involved in another battle with the company over the app’s profits.

And in September, he was also hit with another lawsuit, after he was sued for $60 million (£48 million) by the woman who he was said to have appeared in the sex tape with.

Montia Sabagg filed a lawsuit accusing Kevin of ‘conspiring’ to film the intimate footage ‘without her knowledge’.

Metro.co.uk have contacted reps for Kevin for further comment.

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