The woman who accused Jonathan Majors of assault was arrested in New York City, for allegedly striking the actor during a confrontation between the two in March.
Grace Jabbari turned herself in at the NYPD’s 10th Precinct on Wednesday, Oct. 25. She was booked for misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief. Although the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has said Jabbari won’t be prosecuted.
Video posted on X (formerly Twitter) by New York City journalist Janon Fisher, showed Jabbari leaving the police station with her lawyer as reporters yelled her name.
“It’s sad that she had to go through this because she is the victim in this case and she’s the survivor,” Jabbari’s attorney Ross Kramer told reporters, according to Insider.
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Choreographer Grace Jabbari emerges from the 10th Precinct station house after being charged with domestic assault on Marvel actor Jonathan Majors.
Majors is going to trial on Nov. 29 on charges he beat Jabbari during a domestic spat. pic.twitter.com/WlZxBP9c1v
— Janon Fisher (@Janon_Fisher) October 26, 2023
Jabbari was reportedly given a desk appearance ticket, which says a suspect must appear in court to answer charges.
The choreographer’s arrest came in response to a counter-complaint by the Marvel actor, who accused her of striking him on the day of the confrontation.
In a statement Thursday through his civil attorney, Dustin Pusch, Majors criticized the D.A.’s office for not pursuing a case against Jabbari.
“Instead of acting on the findings from law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office unilaterally and without explanation has decided not to prosecute Ms. Jabbari for her misdeeds and the documented injuries she caused Mr. Majors,” read the statement to Urban Hollywood 411.
“While Mr. Majors is thankful that the NYPD corroborated his account, it is a serious injustice that the District Attorney continues to move forward with its case against him,” the statement continued. “These recent revelations raise grave questions about the impartiality and transparency of the prosecutors’ discretion, due process, and equal protection under the law.”
In a separate development Wednesday, a judge denied a motion by Majors’ legal team to dismiss the case against the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania actor. The actor’s trial date was set for Nov. 29.
The district attorney’s office submitted a response to the defense’s motion last week, arguing for Majors to go to trial.
The response alleged the actor’s lawyers misrepresented evidence, and encouraged police to make a wanted poster with Jabbari’s photo on it.
Prosecutors said in their motion that the D.A.’s office had “informed Ms. Jabbari’s attorney that the People would decline to prosecute Ms. Jabbari if she were arrested.”
Majors, 34, was taken into custody on March 25, after his 30-year-old girlfriend “informed police she was assaulted,” the NYPD said the day of the arrest.
The two were being driven in a vehicle when Majors reportedly received a message on his phone that read, “Wish I was kissing you right now.” A dispute then broke out between the actor and Jabbari and continued on a New York City street.
An NYPD spokesperson said Jabbari suffered minor injuries to her head and neck during the confrontation, and was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
The district attorney’s office charged Majors with multiple misdemeanor counts — including assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of harassment in the second degree.
Majors denied all of the allegations, with his lawyer later saying the actor was being treated “unjustly.”
“Jonathan Majors, the real victim in this shameful ordeal, has had his life, career, and reputation torn apart,” said attorney Priya Chaudhry.
His lawyer filed the counter-complaint in June, saying Majors was assaulted by Jabbari during their confrontation. The complaint alleged she scratched, slapped, and grabbed at his face, causing pain and bleeding.
Before his arrest, Majors was one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood.
He was set to star as Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming film Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. He was also preparing to play former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman in the film 48 Hours in Vegas, and was cast in Da Understudy, a Spike Lee movie about “life imitating art when the understudy of a Broadway production finds a role he’s willing to kill for.”
It’s unclear if he is still attached to all of the roles.