Damning new text messages between Jonathan Majors and his accuser Grace Jabbari have come to light during the ongoing assault trial against the popular Marvel actor. The messages, sent in the aftermath of an alleged violent confrontation between the former couple in a Los Angeles hotel room in 2021, show Majors begging Jabbari not to seek medical treatment and threatening to harm himself.
Background of the Case
Jonathan Majors, a rising star in Hollywood known for his roles in hit films like “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III,” stands accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari in a hotel room in Downtown Los Angeles on September 26, 2021.
Jabbari, an executive assistant at a talent agency, testified this week that an intoxicated Majors turned violent after returning to their hotel room from a night out. She alleges that he pinned her to the ground and strangled her until she struggled to breathe.
The altercation eventually moved to the backseat of a car parked outside the hotel. Surveillance footage shown in court captures Jabbari scrambling to get out of the vehicle as Majors appears to hold her back.
New Texts Show Majors Discouraging Medical Care
On Friday, prosecutors entered a series of text messages into evidence from the hours and days after the alleged assault. The messages show Majors discouraging Jabbari from seeking medical treatment at a hospital.
“If you go to the hospital im going to kill myself,” reads one message sent by Majors on the night of September 26. “I’m not threatening you im telling you what I will do.”
Additional messages show Majors warning that a hospital visit could trigger a police investigation that would harm both of their careers.
“Please I’m begging you,” another text reads. “No hospital.”
Prosecutors allege these texts indicate Majors was aware his actions crossed a line and he feared facing consequences.
History of Violence Detailed
Jabbari spent over seven hours testifying this week, describing living in fear of Majors due to his violent outbursts and excessive drinking.
On one previous occasion detailed during testimony, Jabbari claims Majors shoved her onto a bed and wrapped his hands around her neck until she struggled to breathe.
|Previous hotel room incident
|Jabbari testifies Majors shoved her onto bed, strangled her
|Night of alleged assault
|Intoxicated Majors turns violent, strangles Jabbari in hotel room and vehicle
“He gets violent when he drinks,” Jabbari testified through tears. “It could go from zero to 60 in no time.”
Text messages entered into evidence also point to a history of physical abuse in the relationship.
“I’m sorry for hitting you. For slamming your head against the wall,” reads one message from Majors after a fight in London months prior to the Los Angeles incident.
What Happens Next?
The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case early next week, after which Majors’ legal team will begin calling its own witnesses.
It remains unclear if Majors himself will take the stand in his own defense. Sources close to the actor indicate the damaging text messages may impact his planned testimony denying the assault allegations.
If convicted, Majors faces up to one year in jail. The trial outcome could also impact his burgeoning career, as the Ant-Man sequel featuring Majors as supervillain Kang the Conquerer hits theaters next month.
The messages revealed this week appear damning for Majors. But his Hollywood status and resources to mount an aggressive legal defense mean the trial outcome remains uncertain.
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