During the opening arguments of his assault trial, the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney made a strong statement regarding Jonathan Majors’ alleged controlling behavior towards Grace Jabbari. The prosecutor claimed that Majors went as far as threatening suicide in order to manipulate her. Shockingly, the prosecutor even accused Majors of dragging Michelle Obama into their fight.
Majors was taken into custody on March 25 in Manhattan after an alleged altercation with Jabbari, as reported by this outlet. The 34-year-old actor, known for his role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” is now facing charges of assault, aggravated harassment, and harassment. Initially, he was also charged with strangulation, but that charge has since been dropped.
Majors has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges against him. If he is convicted, he could potentially face a jail sentence of up to one year.
The star made his way to New York City Criminal Court on Monday, clutching a Bible. His new girlfriend, actress Meagan Good, accompanied his family into the courtroom to offer her support.
Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Michael Perez portrayed Majors as a possessive and controlling partner during his opening statements, suggesting a lack of boundaries.
The actor and his ex’s relationship quickly intensified, with discussions about their future, including marriage and children, according to the assistant district attorney.
But eventually, the situation changed. Jabbari’s legal team accused Majors of being insecure and angry.
According to the prosecutor, he started to snap at Grace Jabbari and became manipulative. He went as far as threatening suicide to control her. Perez also accused him of having a cruel and manipulative pattern of psychological abuse against his dancer ex.
According to Business Insider, the Marvel actor reportedly invoked the names of Coretta Scott King and former First Lady Obama during their arguments, suggesting that Jabbari should make sacrifices for him, just like the two women did for their husbands.
During their conversation, Perez revealed that he instructed Grace Jabbari to uphold the exemplary standards set by Coretta Scott King and Obama. He emphasized the importance of making sacrifices for him, stating, “I am a great man.” Moreover, he urged her to conduct herself in a manner that aligned with his expectations.
RadarOnline.com previously reported that the prosecution argued that their supposed altercation occurred due to a suggestive text message. At the time, the couple was in a private car on their way back to their Chelsea apartment after attending a party in Brooklyn. Jabbari allegedly spotted a message on Majors’ phone from a romantic rival named Cleopatra, which said, “Wish I was kissing you right now.”
During the altercation, she reportedly wrestled the phone away from him, resulting in both parties sustaining minor injuries. The trial is anticipated to span a duration of two weeks.