The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has announced that they will not be prosecuting Grace Jabbari, the accuser in the domestic violence case against actor Jonathan Majors. A spokesperson for District Attorney Alvin Bragg stated that the case lacked prosecutorial merit and has been closed and sealed. This decision comes less than 24 hours after a New York judge rejected Majors’ request to dismiss the case.
The DA’s office had previously stated that they would not act on claims that Majors’ ex-girlfriend, Jabbari, was the antagonist in the March 25 incident. However, Jabbari turned herself in to the NYPD’s 10th precinct in Manhattan on October 25. Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, had filed a countersuit against Jabbari, leading to the police issuing an investigatory card for her.
Majors is scheduled to stand trial starting on November 29 and faces misdemeanor charges related to the incident that occurred in and around his Chelsea apartment. If found guilty, he could face up to a year behind bars. Majors has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In a recent filing, the Manhattan DA’s office accused Majors’ defense team of making “fictional” and “meritless” allegations against their office in an attempt to derail the case. They also accused the defense of spreading misinformation about non-existent video footage of the incident and claiming charges were coming against Jabbari for attacking Majors.
Despite the activation of an investigatory card by the police, the DA’s office strongly recommended against arresting Jabbari, a British citizen, based on Majors’ cross complaint in June. Jabbari is intended to be a witness for the prosecution in the trial, and the DA’s office is covering her travel and lodging expenses.
Jonathan Majors, known for his role in Disney+’s “Loki,” was dropped by his management company and publicist in April following the charges. Various ad campaigns featuring Majors were also cut short. The outcome of the trial may impact his future career prospects.