Jonah Hill’s ex Sarah Brady is speaking out about their relationship and alleging that the actor was “emotionally abusive” during their time together.
In a series of Instagram Story posts made between Friday and Saturday, the surf instructor shared multiple screenshots of various alleged text message exchanges between herself and the 39-year-old actor.
“This is a warning to all girls. If your partner is talking to you like this, make an exit plan. Call me if you need an ear,” Brady wrote, showing text messages allegedly from Hill asking her to take down any surfing photos from her Instagram with her “ass in a thong.”
After Brady said that she deleted “all the posts,” the Superbad star allegedly told her it was a “good start” but she didn’t “seem to get” his point. “But it’s not my place to teach you. I’ve made my boundaries clear,” Hill reportedly wrote. “You refuse to let go of some of them and you’ve made that clear and I hope it makes you happy.”
In another screenshot, Brady shared a text message exchange allegedly between the former couple, in which Hill reportedly said that if Brady wants to surf “with men,” “to model,” “to post pictures of yourself in a bathing suit” and “to post sexual pictures,” among other things, that he’s “not the right partner” for her.
In a follow-up post, Brady — who made her romance with Hill public in August 2021 — wrote, “I too struggle with mental health but I do not use it to control [people] like he did to me.”
She added, “It’s been a year of healing and growth with the help of loved ones and doctors to get back to living my life without guilt, shame and self-judgment for things as small as surfing in a swimsuit rather than a more conservative wetsuit. And I’m sure there’s still much more healing from this abuse ahead of me.”
Brady later shared a message for Hill — who welcomed a baby with girlfriend Olivia Millar earlier this year — writing, “I hope my ex has a daughter” alongside a white heart emoji.
“Maybe she’ll turn him into a real feminist,” she continued, “because the fact that he calls himself a feminist now is laughable.”
In another post, Brady wrote of Hill, “If I could have one wish for him it would be that he is surrounded by feminist men who can hold him accountable to grow in the ways he has expressed he wants to.”
“I think fame can put people in an echo chamber of viewpoints, which can enable emotionally abusive behavior,” she continued.
In a final post, Brady wrote that being an “emotionally abusive partner doesn’t mean they’re a terrible person” and said that it often stems from someone’s own trauma. “At the same time, it doesn’t mean it’s OK,” she concluded.