Actor Jonathan Majors will not take the stand in the high-profile trial accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The defense, led by attorneys Priya Chaudhry and Seth Zuckerman, wrapped up their case on Wednesday afternoon without calling Majors to testify, setting the stage for a dramatic conclusion with closing arguments scheduled for Thursday morning.
The courtroom has been abuzz since Jabbari’s allegations surfaced, accusing Majors of assaulting her in the backseat of a car on March 25. Her vivid testimony last week detailed the discovery of a text from another woman on Majors’ phone, leading to a physical altercation that allegedly left her with a fractured finger and a cut behind her ear. This revelation added a layer of intrigue to the already sensational trial.
Adding to the drama, Naveed Sarwar, the car’s driver, offered a different perspective in his testimony on Monday. Sarwar claimed that Majors attempted to exit the vehicle, urging Jabbari to leave him alone, while portraying Jabbari as the more aggressive party in the altercation.
Wednesday’s proceedings saw the defense presenting NYPD Detective Ronnie Meija, who reviewed Majors’ case, along with medical expert Tammy Weiner and Majors’ talent agent Elan Ruspoli from William Morris Endeavor. Their testimonies aimed to bolster Majors’ defense in the face of the compelling accusations.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has escalated the tension by releasing new evidence outside the courtroom, including security footage of Majors and Jabbari post-alleged assault, photos of Jabbari’s injuries, Majors’ 911 call, and a trove of text messages and audio recordings of the couple’s disputes.
The texts and audio from a previous argument in September 2022 reveal a tumultuous relationship, with Majors appearing to dissuade Jabbari from seeking medical attention and expressing suicidal thoughts. In a particularly charged audio recording, Majors compares their relationship dynamics to those of iconic couples like the Kings and the Obamas.
As the jury prepares to deliberate, the public awaits a verdict that could come as soon as Friday or early next week. This trial, with its blend of celebrity, drama, and serious allegations, continues to captivate audiences both in and out of the courtroom.