On Wednesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts discussed the Kevin Hart cheating scandal. As Gossip Cop reported, Hart apologized to his wife, Eniko Parrish, after it was revealed he was being extorted over an alleged sex tape. Watch the video below.
While Hart didn’t specifically say he cheated, he told fans, “I made a bad error in judgment and put my myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did.” A photo circulating online shows the actor sitting inappropriately close with a woman later identified as Montia Sabbag. At issue is an alleged video of the pair, in which a man said to resemble Hart appears naked. Hart’s camp maintains people wanted hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars, to keep the footage under wraps. They contacted the FBI, which is investigating whether Sabbag or someone else is behind the attempted extortion.
Now on the ABC talk show, which aired just before Sabbag was expected to hold a press conference, Whoopi Goldberg brought up the scandal, noting that Hart also cheated on his first wife, Torrei, who has openly complained about being used in his stand-up acts. “But don’t comedians use their life experiences in their acts?” asked Sunny Hostin. “I mean, she married a comedian. I don’t know if it’s off-limits to talk about your ex. And he also, I mean, I’ve seen a lot of his stand-up. He also sort of just admitted to bad behavior [and] said he was a jerk in his first marriage.”
Sara Haines said, “The jokes are funny, but the one caveat would be is they do have kids and those are recorded. You see them again. As an adult not emotionally-attached to him, I found the jokes funny, but his kids watching, that’s their mom.” Joy Behar, a comedienne herself, shared, “My kids said do not talk about me in your act and I never do. I don’t have permission to do material about her life. It’s not fair, really. And I think that there’s a line that you cross sometimes when you talk about people you were married to… I don’t want to put my [ex-husband] down. What’s the point? To get a laugh? There’s other things to get laughs off.”
As for the cheating aspect, Hostin said of the timing of the end of Hart’s first marriage and his relationship with Parrish, “The math doesn’t quite add up. Then people are saying, well, that’s what she gets. You lose them how you got them.” And Behar, noting that Parrish and Torrei have feuded, said of Hart’s current wife, “She was saying the first wife should stop acting like a victim. Don’t spit up in the air, it comes back in your face. Now you’re the victim of the infidelity, so keep your [mouth] shut.” Still, of the saying “once a cheater, always a cheater,” Hostin admitted, “I don’t know if I believe that.”
“You act different ways in different relationships,” she argued, asking, “Does that mean he’s always going to be this cheater?” Behar said there’s two type of cheaters: The one who is unhappy in a relationship and the one who just “cats around all the time” regardless. “The second one is a serial cheater,” she pointed out. And when Hostin said, “I think you can cheat and not do it again,” Behar agreed, “Just once? C’mon, people make mistakes. I bet this whole audience has at least fantasized about cheating.”
Interestingly, Goldberg didn’t give her opinion at all. Check out the video below.