Jonathan Majors' Ex-Girlfriend Files Defamation and Assault Lawsuit Against Him

Legal Battle Unfolds Between Actor and Ex Amid Allegations.

by Nouman Rasool
Jonathan Majors' Ex-Girlfriend Files Defamation and Assault Lawsuit Against Him
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Grace Jabbari, the ex-girlfriend of actor Jonathan Majors, has initiated legal action against him, filing a lawsuit in a federal court this Tuesday. This move comes three months following Majors' conviction by a New York City jury on charges of assault and harassment against Jabbari.

The British dancer and plaintiff is targeting the former Marvel actor with accusations that encompass defamation, malicious prosecution, assault, and battery within the jurisdiction of the Southern District of New York. In her legal filing, Jabbari recounts instances of physical mistreatment by Majors on several occasions throughout their relationship, which lasted nearly two years, pinpointing the initial episode to July 2022.

The lawsuit further alleges that following his conviction in December, Majors has persistently sought to tarnish Jabbari's reputation. "Majors has consistently portrayed Grace as untruthful in response to her numerous abuse allegations, adamantly stating he has never physically harmed a woman.

His intent is clear—to portray Grace as a deceitful individual, rather than a domestic abuse survivor," the legal document asserts.

Majors' Legal Counter

In response to the lawsuit, Priya Chaudhry, Majors' legal representative, remarked that the legal action by Jabbari was anticipated, indicating Majors' intention to file counterclaims against her.

Jabbari's lawsuit also accuses Majors of displaying a pattern of abusive behavior towards women dating back to as early as 2013, although it does not specify any additional victims. Jabbari and Majors first met in 2021 during the production of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." Further inquiries into these claims were not responded to by Jabbari’s attorney, Brittany Henderson.

This lawsuit follows allegations made in February by two of Majors' ex-girlfriends, Emma Duncan and Maura Hooper, to The New York Times, stating that they too had suffered physical and emotional abuse at his hands from 2013 to 2019.

Majors, through his attorney, denied the physical abuse claims made by Duncan and, regarding Hooper's allegations of emotional abuse, expressed embarrassment over his past jealousy-driven behavior. Marvel Studios severed ties with Majors, who had gained prominence for his role as the supervillain Kang the Conqueror, after his conviction last December.

Despite his legal and professional challenges, Majors has continued to deny any wrongdoing, including in a recent ABC News interview where he claimed never to have engaged in domestic violence. Jabbari's lawsuit delves into the specifics of the abuse, including an incident in London where Majors is accused of physically assaulting her, leading to serious injuries.

It portrays a disturbing pattern of behavior and responses from Majors, culminating in his conviction for harassment and misdemeanor assault. The legal proceedings against Majors and the ensuing lawsuit by Jabbari highlight a troubling narrative of alleged abuse and the complexities of addressing such issues in the public eye and the legal system.

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