Lawyer For Jonathan Majors Claims Domestic Violence Arrest Was Racist

Lawyer For Jonathan Majors Claims Domestic Violence Arrest Was Due to Racism

Jonathan Majors is prepared to fight back against allegations of domestic abuse that have seemingly stalled his promising film career for the time being, and his legal team is firing off on all parties, including the police and alleged victim, Grace Jabbari.

On Tuesday, the actor appeared in a Manhattan courtroom, arriving hand-in-hand with actress Meagan Good. Upon his appearance, Majors had hoped prosecutors would dismiss the assault charges, but instead, a trial date was set for August 3, as the judge wished the actor luck.

Now, facing up to a year in jail if convicted, Majors and his legal team are determined to set the record straight. In a letter to the judge presiding over the case, his attorney, Priya Chaudhry, detailed the night in question and provided evidence that suggested Jabbari was the aggressor and Majors was nowhere near her when she sustained injuries.

According to Chaudhry, as explained in the letter, Jabbari injured herself hours after the fight that resulted in Majors’ arrest, and to help prove her claims, she explained there would be several witnesses and video evidence to prove Majors’ innocence.

“Hours of security videos of Ms. Jabbari after she left the car prove that she did not suffer any injury in the car, and certainly not at the hands of Mr. Majors,” Chaudhry wrote. “As the Court will see below after Mr. Majors ran away from Ms. Jabbari, who physically attacked him, she was perfectly fine and completely uninjured. In fact, she went clubbing, got drunk, sent Mr. Majors angry text messages accusing him of infidelity, sent a suicide note to Mr. Majors, took a bunch of sleeping pills, and then eleven hours later, was found alone in a locked bedroom, unconscious on the floor of a closet, with a cut behind her ear and a broken finger.”

Chaudhry also called out the local police and claimed the entire ordeal was based on racism since all six of the responded officers were white, according to Insider.

She said Jabbari had no idea how her night ended or how she sustained injuries, as she repeated “I don’t know” nineteen times to emergency officials when asked. The attorney also accused officials of “coaching Ms. Jabbari to accuse Mr. Majors of assault” and called the arrest racist after body cam footage revealed their conversations about Majors’ finances and how he could afford the luxury home.

“Even though Ms. Jabbari admitted to drinking to the point of throwing up, taking sleeping pills, and having no idea how she woke up in a closet with a cut on her head and injured finger, the police jumped to the conclusion that Mr. Majors (the young, tall, strong, rich Black man) must have ‘done this’ to Ms. Jabbari,” Chaudhry wrote.

With the trial just weeks away, Chaudhry believes the evidence is mounted against the prosecutor’s case.

In interviews with the Insider, Chaudhry revealed that the driver, whom Majors did not directly employ, is prepared to testify to what he witnessed on the night in question. She said he is expected to confirm that the actor didn’t raise his hands or voice at Jabbari.

Surveillance footage showing Majors trying to flee and Jabbari using her hands to fiddle with her hair will be used as evidence. A bartender who met the alleged victim will also testify before the court, in addition to a handyman that reportedly helped Majors get into his home after receiving the alleged suicide test from his ex.

“I have a witness who was on the phone with Mr. Majors when he found her unconscious body, gasped, and called 911,” Chaudhry explained to the publication. “Both witnesses verify that Ms. Jabbari was locked in a bathroom and that Mr. Majors was not with Ms. Jabbari whatsoever before he found her and called 911 seconds later.”

Despite the mountains of evidence, the case is moving forward, expected to begin in early August. But, the fate of Majors’ future and career hangs in the balance.

“He’s heartbroken,” Chaundry told Insider of her client. “He’s watching his career dangle in the wind. He wants this to go to trial yesterday.”

“Majors saved her life by calling 911, and they have falsely charged him with a crime,” Chaudhry explained. “

“It is heartbreaking that in 2023, a Black man should still be afraid to dial 911, even to save a life,” she continued.

“The sad truth of this story is that if you are a Black man and there is a white woman who needs medical help, you should think twice about calling 911 because chances are, you will be blamed and arrested.”

“And everyone—despite proof of the Black man’s innocence—will assume he did it,” she said. “And no one — despite proof of the white woman’s crimes — will prosecute her.”

 

 

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