Jonathan Majors is currently on trial for domestic violence in Manhattan. His ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, accused him of assault in connection to a March 25 incident. Jabbari faced assault charges herself but was not prosecuted as the case lacked merit, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Jabbari testified from Dec. 5-7, detailing their relationship and alleging Majors’ violent behavior, including throwing a candle at her. Despite their fight, she defended her decision to go to a nightclub afterward. Get the scoop on Grace Jabbari, the accuser in Jonathan Majors’ case.
Who is Grace Jabbari?
Grace Jabbari, a 30-year-old British dancer and movement coach, is described by the Berklee College of Music as someone who imparts tools for connecting physical movement to emotional, musical, and theatrical expression.
IMDb credits her as a dancer in films like Barbie and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. She served as a movement coach on Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, where she met Jonathan Majors, who portrayed Kang the Conquerer. Majors also played the role in the Disney+ series Loki.
Born in Reading, UK, Jabbari studied at Tring Park School for Performing Arts, the Rambert School, and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, obtaining a master’s degree in dance from the latter. Her biography on the Russell Maliphant Dance Company’s website notes her dual residence in New York City and London.
What Happened Between Grace Jabbari and Jonathan Majors?
On March 25 in Manhattan, Jonathan Majors got arrested for hurting Grace Jabbari after they argued about a text message. Jabbari, thinking he cheated, ended up in the hospital, saying Majors hit her face, twisted her finger, and grabbed her neck.
Majors, through his lawyer, says he didn’t do anything and even accused Jabbari of hurting him. He claims her injuries happened when she fell in his apartment that night. The police had evidence to charge Jabbari in June but waited until October.
What’s Going on With Grace Jabbari Now?
Grace Jabbari, who hasn’t spoken publicly about the incident since Jonathan Majors’ arrest, made her Instagram private when she returned to New York from England. She faced charges of third-degree domestic assault and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors.
The DA’s office decided not to prosecute, and the charges were dismissed. Jabbari’s attorney, Ross Kramer, expressed gratitude for the swift resolution, emphasizing that his client can now move forward without baseless accusations.
He also mentioned that being in the spotlight without reason was re-traumatizing for Jabbari, hoping this part of the case is over, and she can cooperate with the D.A.’s office for the other case.
Grace Jabbari’s Testimony
On December 5, Grace Jabbari talked about increasing abuse from Jonathan Majors from 2021 to March 2023. She felt scared in December 2021 when Majors got angry about her ex-boyfriend.
In July 2022, she said Majors threw things, including a candle. A photo was shown to the jury. They heard a recording of Majors yelling, mentioning Coretta Scott King and Michelle Obama.
On December 6, Jabbari shared the pain after the alleged assault and hesitated to involve the police. She felt sad and confused, thinking it was her fault. On December 7, Majors’ attorney questioned her, showing a video supposedly conflicting with her injuries. Jabbari said she wasn’t aware of the severity that night and cried during police footage, unable to recall events.
Expected to finish testifying on Friday, Jabbari’s friend, Holly Blakey, will take the stand next on her behalf.
Jonathan Majors’ trial, starting Nov. 29, with actress Meagan Good by his side, is expected to last three weeks. The jury, selected on Nov. 30, includes six jurors and two alternates. Judge Michael J. Gaffey is deciding on admitting ex-girlfriends’ testimonies and discussing Jabbari’s arrest.
The trial began on Dec. 4, with Prosecutor Michael Perez claiming Majors hit and twisted Jabbari’s finger during a March 25 fight. Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, argued Jabbari injured Majors. Jabbari testified on Dec. 5, 6, and 7. The trial continues.
What’s Been Going on With Jonathan Majors?
Following Jonathan Majors’ arrest, he faced professional consequences, being dropped by his management and PR firms. Rolling Stone reported years of abuse allegations, and the Manhattan DA’s Office obtained a report of an incident at a British soccer stadium in September 2022. On Oct. 24, Majors’ legal team faced accusations of problematic conduct, including false claims and creating a “wanted poster” for Jabbari.
After the case against Jabbari was dropped, Majors’ civil attorney criticized the DA’s decision. Majors appeared in court on Oct. 25, and Judge Michael Gaffey denied the motion to dismiss.
His trial date was set for Nov. 29. Professionally, Disney removed Majors’ movie “Magazine Dreams” from its release calendar, and he was dropped from an ad campaign and two films.
However, he still retains his role as Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Personally, he is in a relationship with actress Meagan Good and made headlines for breaking up a fight in September.