Jonathan Majors’ trial on domestic violence charges is underway, and new details about the actor’s alleged patterns of abuse have been revealed.
On Tuesday, Majors’ ex-girlfriend and accuser, Grace Jabbari, took the stand to describe her relationship with Majors, highlighting a timeline of abuse that grew worse over the course of their relationship. She also revealed how the two met and detailed the incident that led to Majors’ arrest eight months prior.
According to Jabbari, the two met in 2021 on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, where Majors held the lead role of Kang the Conqueror. Jabbari, at the time, was the on-set movement director.
The actor made the first move, gave her his number, and the two went to a bar the next day. After that, according to Jabbari, they spent almost “every day together” for months, setting the foundation for the whirlwind romance.
“He told me that he loved me early on, which was overwhelming, but I loved it as well,” Jabbari testified, adding that Majors seemed “amazing, really kind and loving” initially. “He wrote me poetry,” she said. “I felt very loved and cared for and felt seen. He loved me, and I loved him.”
But the honeymoon stage of their relationship would soon end, as Majors’ positive and loving energy shifted to something she was afraid of.
Jabbari said she first noticed the changes in December of that first year together when Majors made a comment about her ex. She said he started yelling, which was the first time he stoked fear in her. But that wasn’t the actor’s only aggressive action toward her, as she detailed instances of violence, intimidation, and manipulation. In one incident, she said he threw things at her while she hid for cover; in another, he ignored her for days for going to a music festival.
“I took the photo because the shift in his temper was something I was aware of, and I just wanted to remember,” Jabbari said of photos she took after a fight with Majors. “I knew I kept forgiving him, but I just wanted to have a bit of a memory of him.”
On the night in question, Jabbari said Majors was in a bad mood over her outfit, but things escalated at dinner later that night. At the restaurant, she said Majors found an issue with the fact that she told his female manager about their fights, and in turn, he threatened to kill himself over the fact that everyone may have known.
“‘I’m a monster, I shouldn’t be here, now everyone knows,'” Jabbari recalled he said, adding, “‘I’m going to kill myself. I’m going to do it. This time I’m going to do it.'”
The two then went back to the car, where the incident erupted into violence. Jabbari said a text message from another woman named “Cleopatra” popped up on his phone: “I wish I were kissing you.” That’s when Jabbari said she snatched the phone out of his hands, and Majors attacked her to get it back.
“What I knew to be the weight of him on top of me as he tried to pry the phone from my fingers,” she said. “He was trying to hurt me…Then I felt a hard blow across my head.”
The two then got out of the car and struggled over the phone as Majors attempted to push Jabbari back in. They then were seen running down the streets of Chinatown, according to surveillance footage shown in court. “I was only thinking about my heart,” she said, “That type of pain: the infidelity.”
After the incident, Jabbari went to a nightclub and was recorded smiling, which in turn was used against her to imply she was not injured. But Jabbari said she was “having the nicest time I could have had within the situation,” adding that she “didn’t want to be alone at that point.”
“I was just trying to suppress the sadness. I felt sad so deeply in my heart. But I was also really grateful for these three people who had saved me,” she said.
Majors is facing charges of assault and harassment. If convicted, he could spend up to a year in jail.