Kevin Hart has made a public apology to his children and pregnant wife (Eniko Parrish) following an attempt by an unidentified person to extort money from him. The confession was posted on Hart's Instagram page in the form of an emotional apology video. The actor and comedian uploaded the video on Saturday night. He claimed that he is “not perfect” and expressed sincere apologies for his “mistakes.”

He went on to say that an unidentified individual was attempting to financially gain from the misbehavior using a Sexually Suggestive video.

Hart's representative confirmed the events in an interview with People Magazine. The spokesperson declined to give any further details as the matter is now under investigation by law enforcement officials.

In the video, Hart says he is aware that given his status, there is a target on his back. For this reason, he regrets having made bad choices that can compromise his reputation and hurt the people who love him the most. The comedian says his actions put him in a bad environment and that has attracted bad things.

According to TMZ, the sexually suggestive video that is at center of the drama has several clips. However, it falls short of being a sex tape.

Public outrage on Twitter

The apology has attracted brickbats for the “Central Intelligence” star with many castigating Hart for his unrepentant behavior.

Several reports claim that he used to cheat on his first wife, Torrei Hart. He also admitted to being a "player" during an interview with Trevor Noah on the Daily Show.

Some of the comments that were posted on Twitter include:

"He is making us all look bad"

“Peer pressure made Kevin Hart cheat.”

“When I get caught cheating, I will say I am perfect in every way except for this one thing.”

“The I am not perfect tag line is the male equivalent to scammer women saying love and light.”

“My mama says, you lose him how you got him."

Kevin Hart: “The player”

The infidelity storm facing the star is one of many cheating rumors that he has addressed via social media.

In July, the comedian and actor discounted allegations that he was involved in an extramarital affair with an unidentified woman in a Miami Beach nightclub. Barely a month later, Kevin refuted claims by his ex-wife Torrei that he cheated on her with Parrish while they were still married.

Kevin Hart responded to his ex-wife by saying he is not shocked anymore by such allegations.

He simply laughs at the claims instead. However, Torrei's accusations are substantiated by one of Kevin's posts on Instagram in which he thanked Eniko Parrish for standing by him for eight years. Yet, it had been six months since the divorce.