Jonathan Majors and his girlfriend Meagan Good went to court on Tuesday and now more details are coming out about exactly what happened in the Manhattan Court room.
Insider shared a detailed account of what his lawyer Priya Chaudhry told the judge about the case emphasizing that Jonathan is eager to go to trial to prove his innocence.
There are a ton of details …read everything below:
His lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, told Insider that the star had hoped the misdemeanor-assault charges would be dropped by Manhattan prosecutors.
But she said that Majors was still eager to prove his innocence to a jury.
Majors is known to movie audiences as the Marvel supervillain Kang the Conqueror and also stars as a boxing prodigy in “Creed III,” which was released in theatres in early March and is his latest movie role.
It was just three weeks later that Majors was arrested on suspicion of hitting his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, in a fight on a Chinatown street corner.
“Ms. Jabbari claims that Mr. Majors assaulted her in a car in Chinatown around 12:00 a.m. on March 25, 2023, and during this incident, Mr. Majors broke her finger and lacerated her ear,” Chaudhry wrote in a letter to Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Rachel S. Pauley that was released April 8.
“We have proof that this is a complete lie,” Chaudhry told the judge, detailing a trove of defense eyewitness interviews, phone records, credit-card statements, and hours of surveillance and police body-camera video.
Chaudhry alleged in the letter that this evidence suggested that Jabbari injured herself some seven hours after that midnight fight when Jabbari took a fall while alone in Majors’ penthouse apartment after drinking and taking sleeping pills.
The evidence Chaudhry shared with Insider did not show how Jabbari was injured or the entirety of the fight between Jabbari and Majors that is at the center of the misdemeanor charges. It did however appear to support the lawyer’s contention that Jabbari’s ear and finger were uninjured in the hours after the fight.
A ‘racist’ arrest
Chaudhry continued in the letter that Jabbari had said “‘I don’t know’ nineteen times” when asked by arriving medics and cops how she was injured, citing police body-worn-camera footage taken at the penthouse and turned over to the defense by prosecutors.
The letter alleges that the NYPD footage showed the lead officer “coaching Ms. Jabbari to accuse Mr. Majors of assault.”
She said in the letter that the arrest was “racist” and showed the officers questioning among themselves how Majors — who they didn’t recognize as a famous actor — could afford to live in a luxe penthouse.
Chaudhry told Insider that all six of the responding officers were white.
“Even though Ms. Jabbari admitted to drinking to the point of throwing up, taking sleeping pills, and having no idea how she woke up in a closet with a cut on her head and injured finger, the police jumped to the conclusion that Mr. Majors (the young, tall, strong, rich Black man) must have ‘done this’ to Ms. Jabbari,” Chaudhry’s letter alleged, citing the NYPD footage.
Prosecutors charged Majors with six counts of assaulting and three counts of harassing Jabbari, a London-based movement coach who had worked alongside Majors on the set of this year’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”
The NYPD did not respond to a request for comment. The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment. Efforts to reach Jabbari by email and social media were not successful.
A career on hold
The cost of his arrest has been high. Majors quickly lost a US Army ad campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline reported that he was dropped by his talent manager and his PR firm in April.
Last week, Disney+ indefinitely delayed a planned “Assembled” docuseries episode on the making of “Quantumania,” The Direct reported. The release dates of two upcoming Avengers movies were also delayed a year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“He’s heartbroken,” Chaudhry told Insider of Majors. “He’s watching his career dangle in the wind.”
The driver is prepared to testify
Chaudhry told Insider that the man who drove Majors and Jabbari to and from a Brooklyn bar that night was not directly employed by Majors and worked instead for BlackLane, an upscale private black-car company.
She wrote in the April 8 letter that the man — whose name she asked not to be published — was prepared to testify that Majors never raised his voice or a hand against Jabbari as they argued inside his car, or after he pulled the car over and the dispute spilled out onto a busy street corner.
“The driver of the car saw and heard everything,” the letter said.
Street surveillance video reviewed by Insider appears to substantiate at least some of the driver’s account and shows Majors repeatedly trying to flee from Jabbari as she pulls at his coat.
“And he’s, you know, a big guy and she’s pulling him so hard that she pulls his body into the car,” the lawyer said. “And you see the coat rip, and he does finally get out,” Chaudhry told Insider.
A small group of women who witnessed the fight recognized the star.
“Only in New York, right? One of the women jumps on him, hugs him, and asks for a selfie,” Chaudhry said. “And he’s so nice. They take a selfie.”
At one point in the footage reviewed by Insider, Jabbari used both hands to briskly fiddle with her hair.
“She ties her hair into a knot. If your finger was broken, and you went to tie your hair in a knot, it would hurt,” the lawyer said.
“She gathered her hair behind her ear. If your ear was cut, and your finger was broken, and you went to do that, you would be, like, ‘Oh, what happened?'” she added. “But she’s totally fine.”
A bartender who met Jabbari is prepared to testify, too
Chaudhry told Insider that Majors and an uninjured Jabbari parted ways after the fight to embark on two separate and very different evenings.
Majors spent the rest of the night at an Upper East Side hotel. The lawyer said phone records showed that he sent Jabbari a break-up text before turning off his phone.
Jabbari, meanwhile, befriended three of the passersby who’d witnessed the fight, the lawyer said. The one woman and two men headed to “Loosie’s,” a nearby nightclub, Chaudhry said in the letter. Prosecutors have the contact information for at least one of these witnesses, but have not shared it with the defense, Chaudhry told Insider.
The lawyer alleged in the April 8 letter that video from Loosie’s showed Jabbari dancing and drinking with her new acquaintances and charging their drinks, including rounds of shots and an $800 bottle of Champagne, to Majors’ credit card.
Insider has reviewed timestamped video from inside Loosie’s nightclub obtained by Chaudhry. Throughout two hours of footage from multiple cameras, Jabbari shows no sign of having an injury to her right hand.
Instead, she can be seen using her right hand to shuffle through her wallet for the credit card, handle her cell phone, hold a menu, clink Champagne glasses with her friends, write and hand a note to the DJ, give what appears to be a fist-pump into the air on the dance floor, and, finally, sign a check.
At one point in the video, Jabbari uses her right hand to push her hair behind her right ear, which shows no sign of the laceration police would see much later that morning, when they arrived at the penthouse.
Chaudhry told Insider that the bartender remembered Jabbari’s British accent and would testify that Jabbari was “having a great time” and that he recalled no bleeding ear or bruised finger.
“Her finger is not broken, and her ear is not lacerated” after her fight with Majors, the defense lawyer added.
The break-up text
Shortly after 3 a.m., club surveillance footage shows Jabbari standing near the hostess stand. Chaudhry said this was the moment she saw Majors’ break-up text on her phone.
The lawyer alleged that Jabbari soon left the club and grabbed a taxi with Majors’ card. Surveillance footage shows her arriving at Majors’ address at 3:23 a.m.
As she rode up to Majors’ triplex penthouse on the 17th, 18th, and 19th floor of a luxury, lower Manhattan apartment building, the elevator surveillance camera recorded a clear image of her right hand, to which there continues to be no apparent injury, Chaudhry said in the April 8 letter.
Jabbari’s phone went silent at 7:45 a.m. She had called Majors 32 times since they parted ways at midnight, and had sent him a series of “angry, jealous text messages” accusing him of infidelity and begging him to call her, Chaudhry alleged in the letter.
Hours later, Majors, still in his Upper East Side hotel room, began scrolling through Jabbari’s barrage of calls and texts. What he saw chilled him to the bone, Chaudhry told Insider, and he came rushing home.
A suicide threat
Surveillance footage from Majors’ lobby shows him returning to the penthouse at 11:13 a.m., nearly 12 hours after the fight on a Chinatown street.
Jabbari had texted a suicide threat to Majors when he did not respond to her texts, Chaudhry said in the April 8 letter.
The handyman is also prepared to testify
Majors let himself into his penthouse. Upstairs, a bedroom door was locked from the inside. He called the resident handyman to force open the door, the lawyer wrote in the letter.
Inside, Majors and the handyman found Jabbari half-naked and passed out on the floor of a walk-in closet, Chaudhry said in the letter.
Chaudhry wrote that the evidence would show that her right ear was bloody and that the knuckles of her right middle finger were swollen and bright purple with vomit on the bed and a bottle of sleeping pills nearby.
“I have a witness who was on the phone with Mr. Majors when he found her unconscious body, gasped, and called 911,” Chaudhry told Insider. The handyman is another witness, the lawyer said.
“Both witnesses verify that Ms. Jabbari was locked in a bedroom, that Mr. Majors was not with Ms. Jabbari whatsoever before he found her and called 911 seconds later,” the defense lawyer told Insider.
“Whatever caused her injuries — likely falling in the closet after a night of heavy drinking and taking sleeping pills — Mr. Majors was not there when the injuries happened,” she told the judge in the letter.
“I don’t know” 19 times
NYPD body-worn camera video turned over to Chaudhry by prosecutors shows a disoriented-seeming Jabbari telling cops and paramedics that she had drank to the point of throwing up in the bed and had taken several sleeping “tablets,” the defense lawyer said in the letter.
Jabbari had no idea why her finger was bruised and her ear was bloody, Chaudhry said in the letter, instead telling first responders “I don’t know” 19 times.
“She also asks, ‘What happened to my finger?’ to one of the cops when she was alone with him,” Chaudhry told Insider, saying that the police body-camera footage showed Jabbari looking down at her hand as if discovering the injury for the first time.
Chaudhry said in the letter that Jabbari also told the officers “that she started a fight in the car because she saw a text from another girl, wanted to see his phone, and tried to grab his phone.”
“But then the cops keep asking her if he hit her, punched her,” Chaudhry told Insider.
At one point in the body-camera footage, the cop who would end up swearing out the original assault complaint can be seen on the video touching his own throat several times while questioning what Majors “did,” as if coaching her, Chaudhry alleges in the letter.
But the police videos do not show any visible injury to Jabbari’s neck, the lawyer said.
A subsequent, amended complaint would remove the first complaint’s allegation that Major had “put his hand on her neck, causing bruising and substantial pain.”
“I suspect the medical records also show no injury to the neck,” Chaudhry said.
She told Insider that Majors’ medical expert was ready to testify that Jabbari’s cut ear and swollen finger were consistent with her having fallen while alone in the penthouse.
Majors’ attorney said his arrest could make Black men afraid to call 911
NYPD body-camera footage captured Majors telling the cops who had arrived at his penthouse that he had not struck or injured Jabbari, and that she, instead, had gouged his own chin and arm with her fingernails as they fought on the street the night before, ripping his $1,000 coat, Chaudhry said.
“They did not investigate, pursue or care,” even after he showed them the damage to his face, arm and coat, Chaudhry wrote in the letter to the judge.
Why did officers instead believe Jabbari, who at first could not even remember what had happened?
“Majors saved her life by calling 911, and they have falsely charged him with a crime,” Chaudhry told Insider.
Chaudhry wrote in court documents that officials had “refuse to prosecute” Jabbari on suspicion of assaulting Majors or in connection to the Rolex watches and diamond jewelry Jabbari is accused of taking from the apartment.
“Meanwhile they refuse to prosecute her” for allegedly assaulting him, or for Rolex watches and diamond jewelry, she alleged in court documents that Jabbari took from the apartment.
“It is heartbreaking that in 2023, a Black man should still be afraid to dial 911, even to save a life,” the lawyer said.
I hope Jonathan Majors sue the clothes off everyone. And y’all really dogged Meagan Good and thought she was dumb and gullible enough to go for a dude who actually did that shit. Watch how quiet all the people get who slandered him on this app. Not a single apology will be made pic.twitter.com/n51l5MbzMp
— Xavier Warren (@XavierLamarWar2) June 21, 2023
This is honestly disgusting. All of them owe Jonathan Majors an apology if true. pic.twitter.com/P9c6jXp9Hk
— Hotep Virgin Mary (@_realJAG) June 21, 2023
Jonathan Majors was guilty until proven innocent in a lot of people’s eyes and now that the facts have come out, I hope everybody who spoke ill on him apologizes.
— Charrise Lane (@CharriseJLane) June 21, 2023
Y’all must’ve forgot that Black Men are the main target of white supremacy and the systems that uphold it…
They tell you a Black Man committed a crime and y’all want it to be true so bad that y’all HAPPILY accelerate our demise …
— Faithful Black Men Association (@OfficialFBMA) June 21, 2023
Wait so Jonathan Majors ex tried to kill herself, he came to save her & she blamed the bodily harm on him because she was upset with him & took back her claims after she calmed down? pic.twitter.com/XR9toeYiom
— Wu-Tang is for the children (@XxGodIsBlackXx) June 21, 2023
If niggas don’t wanna believe the Jonathan majors article I get it . But dawg these Niggas documented injuries and then went back and remove said Injuries from the documents and added new ones. Like cmon that shit not odd ? https://t.co/MbJfOQpQ8P
— Khalil (@Jaikhalil_) June 21, 2023
The Jonathan Majors case looks like a classic example of why there’s a difference between believing an alleged victim and supporting them. You can wish for people to have access to the legal support needed to hold their alleged abusers accountable without taking a side.
— Ross W ? (@RossGjallarhorn) June 21, 2023
BROTHERS,we know what to expect from the system. Therefore as black men,we should seek to MINIMIZE all controllable risks that set us up to be victimized by it.
TRANSLATION: LEAVE. THE. WHITE. WOMEN. ALONE! The wise will take heed. The stupid will argue.https://t.co/9r8WiGOxu8
— ?$IR G.B.$.?? (@GRE8TBLACKSHARK) June 21, 2023
I need those people who claimed Jonathan Majors was guilty before all the facts came out and wrote those long thinkpieces about him to prepare apologies ASAP.
Next, I want Hollywood, who fired him from his projects before he even had his day in court, to give him back his…
— ✾ ??. ????? ✾ (@CLTgirl82) June 21, 2023