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Jonathan Majors turned from 'kind and loving' to showing 'violent temper,' ex-girlfriend says at assault trial

Josephine Stratman, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Professional dancer Grace Jabbari wiped away tears Tuesday as she told a Manhattan jury how her sugary romance with movie star Jonathan Majors turned sour when Majors unleashed rage upon her — including one night last March when he allegedly assaulted her after she spied another woman’s texts on his cellphone.

Jabbari, 30, said Majors, 34, was “very kind and loving” at first during the relationship, kindled in August 2021 on the set of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” a Marvel movie in which Majors plays the villain Kang the Conqueror. He wrote her poetry nightly, and left her handwritten notes, Jabbari said.

However, over time, she said, Majors’ behavior changed, and the movie star’s ex-girlfriend described several violent outbursts by him — including an incident when she visited Majors at his West Hollywood, California, home in 2022. At the time, he was working on the film “Magazine Dreams,” in which he plays a troubled bodybuilder.

During the West Hollywood incident, Jabbari said, Majors grew irate and threw anything he could reach in her direction, denting walls and breaking glass with candles and household objects.

“His face kind of changes when he gets into that place. He’s a big guy, so you just want to step back,” she said.

Majors faces up to a year behind bars if convicted of misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly roughing up Jabbari in the March 25 incident in Manhattan, which occurred as he and Jabbari headed home in a hired car after a night out. Majors has pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and harassment.

 

That night, Majors’ demeanor turned cold right before the couple left to see a show together in Brooklyn, and lashed out afterward at dinner, Jabbari told the jury.

In the car on the way home, Jabbari said, Majors calmed down — until she saw a text from another woman on Majors’ phone.

“I was shocked,” she testified. “With everything else in our relationship, I never considered infidelity to be one of the things that was also happening.”

She grabbed the phone from his hands, straining to see his messages, when she felt a heavy thud on her body as Majors tried to pry the phone from her hands, Jabbari said on the witness stand. He then twisted her arm behind her back and whacked her head, she recalled.

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