Kevin Hart's Trial Is Delayed, Future Film Projects Uncertain
Kevin Hart is recuperating from a horrific car accident over Labor Day weekend, prompting a delay in a $7 million court battle with ex-business partners, Stand Up Digital. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Hart has asked the judge to push back the start date, which was scheduled for September 9th. Stand Up Digital did not have any objection.
Stand Up will reportedly hold a conference on October 1st to update the judge.
Meanwhile, more details of his accident have been released. In audio obtained by TMZ, a woman who identifies herself as Eniko Parrish, Hart’s wife, calls 911 seeking help in the moments after the crash.
"I don't know what happened," the caller says. "He's just here. He's not coherent at all."
She said the accident happened shortly before outside of their gated community and that he couldn’t move. Hart and the driver, Jared Black, sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Black was determined by police to not be under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday, Hart reportedly underwent spinal surgery to deal with three fractures and is in severe pain, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Still, the rehab is expected to be long and hard. TMZ reports that he just wrapped two big movies, Fatherhood and Jumanji: The Next Level, just days before he got into the accident. But other movies are up in the air now, including My Own Worst Enemy, a project he was supposed to star in and produce. Sources tells TMZ that the schedule will be affected for the film; TBD how and if he’ll even be able to appear in the movie.