The assault and harassment trial of Jonathan Majors kicked off in Manhattan court on Monday when prosecutors claimed the Hollywood actor engaged in a pattern of abusive behaviour towards his former girlfriend Grace Jabbari.
The pair met in 2021 and according to Assistant District Attorney Michael Perez, Majors, whose credits include Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, Creed III and TV show Lovecraft Country, became increasingly hostile over time and manipulated Jabbari, a London-based dancer and movement coach.
Majors was arrested on March 25 and charged with assault and harassment resulting in Jabbari being taken to hospital with minor head and neck injuries.
Much of Monday’s arguments centred on an altercation on a ride home that night as the couple returned from dinner in New York. Jabbari claims Majors assaulted her after she saw an incriminating message from another woman on Majors’ phone.
Majors has denied all charges. His attorney Priya Chandhry stated that it was Jabbari, not Majors, who assaulted him on the car ride back. The Sundance drama
Dreams which Searchlight Pictures acquired following rave reviews out of Park City at the start of the year has been removed from the calendar. The actor attended Monday’s hearing with current girlfriend Meagan Good. If found guilty, Majors could face up to a year in prison.