Jonathan Majors begged his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari not to seek medical attention after an incident that left her with a head injury last year, a New York court heard.
The actor, 34, warned Jabbari she had ‘no perspective of what could happen’ if the truth got out, according to previously undisclosed text messages read during the fifth day of Majors’ criminal trial on Friday.
‘They will ask you questions, and as I don´t think you actually protect us, it could lead to an investigation even if you do lie and they suspect something,’ Majors wrote to his then-girlfriend on September 22, 2022.
Jabbari replied that she would tell doctors she bumped her head, assuring Majors: ‘Why would I tell them what really happened when it´s clear I want to be with you?’
Additional information about how she sustained the injuries during the September altercation, which took place in London, were not discussed in court.
Actor Jonathan Majors is seen with girlfriend Meagan Good at his criminal trial in Manhattan on Friday. He is accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari
The actor, 34, warned Jabbari she had ‘no perspective of what could happen’ if the truth about a head injury got out, according to text messages read during Majors’ criminal trial
Majors, a rising Hollywood star, is fighting to salvage his reputation after his arrest for allegedly assaulting Jabbari. He is seen heading to court on Tuesday
Majors, a rising Hollywood star, is fighting to salvage his reputation after his arrest for allegedly assaulting Jabbari in a separate incident, months later, in New York City.
He has been attending his criminal trial with current girlfriend actress Meagan Good by his side.
Jabbari has accused Majors of striking her on the side of the head and squeezing her hand until her middle finger fractured amid a dispute that began after she read a romantic text on his phone sent by another woman.
Prosecutors have said Majors exhibited a ‘cruel and manipulative pattern’ of abuse, culminating with the backseat confrontation.
The six-person jury was instructed to consider the messages as ‘background’ as they assessed the assault and harassment charges stemming from Major´s alleged attack on Jabbari in the backseat of a car on March 25th.
Majors´ attorneys maintain that Jabbari was the instigator of the struggle.
On Wednesday, Jabbari, a 30-year-old British choreographer, sobbed on the stand while defense attorneys played police bodycam footage during her third day of testimony in the assault trial.
During cross examination, defense attorney Priya Chaudhry played grainy security footage from a Manhattan nightclub in efforts to cast doubt on the accuser’s claim she suffered excruciating pain and injuries following an alleged assault by the actor last spring.
Chaudhry has suggested that Jabbari would not have gone to the club if she was as hurt as she claimed, at points implying that the accuser may have injured herself later in the night while intoxicated.
Majors (center) with his mother (left) and new girlfriend (right) on December 7. Defense attorneys have called the case against Majors a ‘witch hunt’
Majors´ attorneys maintain that Jabbari was the instigator of the struggle. She is seen on Tuesday
Majors is accused of grabbing Jabbari (pictured right) and twisting her arm on the way home from a night out after she spotted a flirty text from another woman. He denies the allegations
Prior to the start of the trial, the defense attorney circulated video footage of Jabbari at the nightclub to the press, claiming it provided ‘irrefutable’ evidence that the case against Majors was a ‘witch hunt.’
Jabbari testified about the ‘substantial’ pain she suffered after the actor allegedly assaulted her in the backseat of a cab this spring, as photos of the woman’s injuries were shared with a Manhattan jury for the first time.
The arrest has upended Majors´ fast-rising career, throwing his future as a lynchpin of the Marvel multiverse into doubt.
Majors was previously set to reprise his role as the supervillain Kang the Conqueror in two upcoming Avengers films.
The release of ‘Magazine Dreams,’ in which Majors earned critical accolades for his role as an aspiring body-builder, was also postponed from its scheduled opening this week.