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Jonathan Majors Assault Trial Begins Over Alleged Domestic Violence

Jonathan Majors assault trial begins on Monday. The star's lawyers say that his ex-partner made up the accusations to "hurt him at the height of his career," while the prosecutors say that the event was the culmination of a pattern of psychological abuse.

Daisy-Mae Schmitt
Dec 06, 202317 Shares17167 Views
Jonathan Majors assault trial beginson Monday. The star's lawyers say that his ex-partner made up the accusations to "hurt him at the height of his career," while the prosecutors say that the event was the culmination of a pattern of psychological abuse.
The charges come from what is said to have been a domestic violence event on March 25, 2023. When police arrived at the scene of a 911 call, they found that Majors had attacked a 30-year-old woman, who had only minor injuries. The police say that she was treated at the hospital and that Majors was freed from police custody later that same day.

Jonathan Majors Assault Trial Begins

Jonathan Majors wearing a black coat
Jonathan Majors wearing a black coat
Monday was the start of the opening comments in the criminal trial of actor Jonathan Majors. After a fight in New York City with his ex-girlfriend, London-based movement coach Grace Jabbari, whom he worked with on a movie, the Creed III star is being charged with minor assault and harassment.
The hearing has been put off for months, but last Thursday, a jury of three men, three women, and two alternates was finally chosen. Majors came back to court in Manhattan on Monday with his usual Bible. His fame in Hollywood has faded since the March event, but he is still set to star in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in 2026. Meagan Goode, the actor he is dating now, has also been going to court with him.
Misdemeanor trials are very uncommon because most people who are charged plead guilty to escape getting harsher sentences. But the charges stopped Mr. Majors from rising quickly in the movie business, and he is now trying hard to save his job and reputation.
For the first time, the prosecutor, Michael Perez, said that Mr. Majors attacked Ms. Jabbari on the way home early on March 25 after she saw a text message from another woman on his phone. Mr. Perez said that Mr. Majors hit her in the face and grabbed her hand very hard. He also said that the driver would say that Mr. Majors threw her back into the car "like a football" after she got out.
Majors' lawyer, Priya Chaudhury, on the other hand, has tried to denigrate Jabbari, calling her "a liar" and saying that she was the one who abused Majors. In her opening statement on Monday, Chaudhury said that Jabbari made up the charges against the star to get back at him because their relationship didn't work out. It wasn't until October that Jabbari was arrested after Majors made a cross-complaint in June. In the end, the Manhattan district attorney's office decided not to press charges because they didn't think the case had "prosecutorial merit."
Both the prosecution and the defense gave different versions of what happened after the alleged attack.
On Thursday, Judge Michael Gaffey said that the defense will be able to bring up Jabbari's arrest during the hearing. Even though the judge chose to keep some proof in the case secret, it's still a small win for Majors' team. The trial is set to last two weeks and will feature evidence from Jabbari as well as possibly other women Majors has slept with, according to court documents.
Majors was one of the most bright young leading men in Hollywood, and he was compared to Denzel Washington. He was just cast as a sneaky bad guy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his character, Kang the Conqueror, had been getting more screen time with parts in the 2023 movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania and season two of the Disney+ show Loki.
When NYPD police went to a call on March 25, 2023, they found Jabbari with cuts, bruises, and a broken finger. This led to Majors' arrest. A nearby hospital took care of her slight injuries. Majors now says that Jabbari may have attacked him because she was mad that he was getting texts from another woman. He still has to stay away from her because of a safety order. The actor has suffered a lot because of this. His managers and publicists have dropped him.

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Monday was the start of the opening comments in the criminal trial of actor Jonathan Majors. After a fight in New York City with his ex-girlfriend, London-based movement coach Grace Jabbari, whom he worked with on a movie, the Creed III star is being charged with minor assault and harassment.
The hearing has been put off for months, but last Thursday, a jury of three men, three women, and two alternates was finally chosen. Majors came back to court in Manhattan on Monday with his usual Bible. His fame in Hollywood has faded since the March event, but he is still set to star in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in 2026. Meagan Goode, the actor he is dating now, has also been going to court with him.
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