Grace Jabbari, 30, was on the stand, detailing how they met on the set of the movie “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” She told jurors the relationship intensified quickly before it became abusive.
As CBS New York’s Jessica Moore reports, Jabbari sobbed as she told the jury Majors, 34, threw glass candles at her head when she asked if he was OK, didn’t speak to her for days because she went to a music festival, and berated her for mentioning an ex-boyfriend. Testimony stopped at one point because she was overcome with emotions.
The jury heard a recording of Majors yelling at Jabbari, calling himself a great man and telling her he needed a woman like Michelle Obama.
Prosecutor’s say Jabbari’s testimony paints a picture of systemic abuse by Majors that culminated with the events of March 25, 2023, in Chelsea.
Majors faces two charges of assault in the third degree, as well as harassment and aggravated harassment.
Prosecutors say as he tried to retrieve his phone from her, Majors then slapped Jabbari, fractured her finger, twisted her right arm behind her back and struck her right ear, causing her to bleed. After they got out of the vehicle, he allegedly pushed her back inside, causing her to fall backward.
Jabbari was treated at a hospital for minor injuries to her head and neck, police said. She was granted a temporary order of protection.
Majors and his attorney have claimed Jabbari was the one who attacked him, saying she was having an “emotional crisis” and Majors was a victim defending himself. His lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said she has video evidence showing, “irrefutable evidence that the woman is lying, including video proof showing nothing happened, especially not where she claimed.”
Choudhry said Majors was the only person who emerged bloody from the car after Jabbari scratched him. The defense also argued Jabbari spent the next few hours partying with strangers, showing no signs of physical injury.
Why was Jabbari arrested and released?
Majors was arrested on March 25 on suspicion of strangulation, assault and harassment. Police responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute around 11:14 a.m. at an apartment in Chelsea.
Officers said they determined Majors and Jabbari were involved in a domestic dispute, and they arrested Majors at the scene. He claimed Jabbari had attacked him.
Prosecutors pointed to “concerning” discrepancies in the evidence handed over by Majors’ attorney, including a witness who said a statement provided by him was false. The witness was quoted saying he watched Majors “gently” place Jabbari into the car after she slapped him. He said he never wrote that statement, according to the district attorney’s office.
“The matter is now closed and sealed,” said Doug Cohen, a press secretary for the prosecutor’s office.