Jonathan Majors ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari "made false allegations" against the actor, claimed Majors' lawyer as the trial began on Monday, at the New York City Criminal Court.
As reported by Variety, the American actor who was accused for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in March 2023 was reportedly hit by the false claims from the prosecutor of the case, Michael Perez.
Jabbari's attorney Perez, began his opening statement by providing insights of the relationship Majors had with his ex-girlfriend.
“This was a serious relationship,” he told the jurors.
The lawyer claimed that on the night of the incident, Jabbari saw a text message on Majors’ phone which led her to snatching the phone out of his hands.
Perez further revealed that Majors then began prying Jabbari’s fingers and grabbed the right side of her body which caused bruising, swelling and pain.
“He intended to cause Grace Jabbari physical injury and, in fact, he did cause her physical injury,” he added.
However, this allegation was countered by Majors' criminal defense lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, who argued that it was in fact Jabbari who assaulted her client by ripping two buttons off his coat and tearing the pocket “with her bare hands.”
Priya revealed that after the former couple parted their ways that night, Jabbari ran into three strangers on the street, who invited her to go clubbing with them.
While at the same time, Majors checked into a hotel room and ended their relationship through a text.
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The trial is expected to last two weeks and will reportedly include testimonies from Jabbari, the driver of the vehicle where the alleged encounter took place, a medical professional and the three strangers Jabbari met on the street.
Chaudhary argued that when Majors had ended his relationship on March 25, he had the “world at his fingertips” and was rising as one of Hollywood’s stars.
Reflecting on how this case was filed as means of tarnishing the Creed III actor's reputation, Priya concluded her argument adding, “This is a case about the end of a relationship, not about a crime… at least not one that Mr. Majors committed. In revenge, she made these false allegations to ruin Mr. Majors and take away everything he spent his life working for.”