Jonathan Majors, the Marvel actor, is entangled in a legal dispute with his former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, as both parties face misdemeanor charges stemming from a March 2023 altercation in Manhattan. Jabbari, the choreographer ex-girlfriend, is expected to surrender to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) on Wednesday in response to a misdemeanor assault counter-charge filed against her by Majors, according to multiple sources.
The allegations on both sides revolve around a midnight quarrel that transpired in Chinatown, Manhattan, where Jabbari, 30, has claimed that Majors twisted her finger and inflicted injuries by slapping her in the head, leaving her with a bloodied ear. In contrast, Majors countered with a June police complaint asserting that Jabbari was the aggressor. He cited sidewalk and nightclub surveillance footage to argue that she appeared uninjured in the hours following the altercation. Majors further contended that Jabbari scratched him, stole from him that night, and subsequently injured herself in a drunken fall at his penthouse apartment.
The pending arrest of Jabbari coincides with a Wednesday morning court hearing in Manhattan. During this hearing, defense lawyers and prosecutors may engage in legal arguments concerning Majors’ claims that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office concealed an NYPD investigation into Jabbari’s violent behavior on the night of the dispute. The defense has argued that prosecutors omitted crucial evidence related to Jabbari’s case, despite being aware of the NYPD’s investigation into her alleged criminal conduct. An internal NYPD notification called an “I-Card” had been issued regarding Jabbari, alerting authorities to her involvement in a criminal investigation.
Additionally, Majors’ legal team alleged that prosecutors overlooked Jabbari’s alleged theft of expensive items, including a “Rolex vintage watch and other luxury items” valued between $6,000 and $7,000, as detailed in Majors’ police complaint filed in June.
In a revealing email contained in Majors’ case file, Manhattan prosecutor Erin Tierney informed Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, that the DA’s office had no intention of pursuing charges against Jabbari, even if the NYPD initiated charges against her. The email stated, “We intend to decline to prosecute any charges brought by the New York Police Department against Ms. Grace Jabbari related to allegations made by Jonathan Majors regarding the incident that took place on March 23, 2023.” The Manhattan DA’s office did not provide further details regarding their decision to decline prosecution of the NYPD charges against Jabbari.
Grace Jabbari, a British national, crossed paths with Jonathan Majors, aged 33, while working as a movement coach on the set of this year’s film “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” Originally, Jabbari had intended to surrender to the 10th Precinct stationhouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Tuesday. However, sources familiar with the situation reported that a daylong negotiation for her surrender fell through on Tuesday. Consequently, she is now expected to turn herself in at the precinct on Wednesday. It is anticipated that she will be released without undergoing formal “booking,” meaning she will not be fingerprinted or held beyond the minimal time required to issue a summons citing her charges, which include criminal mischief and misdemeanor assault.
One significant revelation stemming from the DA’s most recent filing concerns a saucy text message that played a role in the March dispute. It had been known that the altercation was triggered when Jabbari spotted a suggestive text message from another woman on Majors’ phone as they were traveling in a livery car through lower Manhattan. The text message in question read, “I wish I was kissing you right now.” However, the identity of the woman who sent this message remains undisclosed, leaving questions about whether it was actor Meagan Good, who accompanied Majors to his last two in-person court appearances.
In their latest filing, prosecutors also launched an attack against one of Majors’ key defense witnesses, the livery car driver who witnessed much of the altercation. The defense had previously asserted that this unidentified driver described Jabbari to defense lawyers as a “psycho girl” who was the primary aggressor during the altercation. However, prosecutors alleged in their recent filing that the driver has his own domestic issues and claimed that “Ms. Jabbari was acting like his wife does when she is angry with him.”