Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has publicly apologised to his family for what he described as a "bad error in judgement", adding that he was "not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes".
In a video posted to Instagram, The Central Intelligence and Ride Along star said: "I'm at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back. And because of that I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn't."
"You know, I'm not perfect," the 38-year-old continued. "I'm not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way, shape or form.
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"I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen, and they did.
"In doing that, I know that I'm going to hurt the people closest to me, who've I talked to and apologised to, being my wife and my kids."
Hart described the present time as "a s**** moment".
"It's a s***** moment when you know you're wrong and there's no excuses for your wrong behaviour," he said.
"At the end of the day, man, I just simply have got to do better."
Ending the video on a note of defiance, Hart concluded: "I'm also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that was what was attempted. I said I'd rather fess up to my mistakes."
Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish married in 2016 and are expecting their first child, a boy. The star has two children from his previous marriage.