A day before a court hearing that could determine if the domestic violence case against Jonathan Majors goes ahead and to trial, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office made some damning accusations against the defense and also said the UK police are now a part of their prosecution.
Details of the London Metropolitan Police report from over a year ago are unknown. However, “medical Records from the United Kingdom, photographs taken by medical providers, and correspondence with medical provider” related to a September 2022 incident were also among the new evidence prosecutors have acquired, their Oct 13 filing in the criminal case revealed.
Though the trial has been delayed a number of times, Majors is facing misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident in and around the actor’s Chelsea apartment on March 25. Although he was the one who called 911 in the spring, NYPD officers on the scene found a number of marks, “a laceration” and a finger fracture on now ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari and arrested Majors – who was released within hours after a hearing in front of a judge.
Majors is looking at up to a year behind bars if found guilty on claims being prosecuted by D.A. Alvin Bragg’s office. It is unknown right now if the not-guilty pleading actor will be present, either virtual or in-person, in Judge Michael Gaffey’s courtroom Wednesday.
Rejecting a defense motion to dismiss the whole matter, DA Bragg and Assistant D.A. Keli Galaway also now accuse the Priya Chaudhry, Seth Zuckerman and David Winkler-led defense of “fictional” and “meritless” allegations against their office in an attempt to take the case off track. They also allege that the defense of spreading misinformation about non-existent video footage of the March incident, and claiming charges were coming against Jabbari for supposedly attacking their client. The D.A.’s office adds that Majors defense lawyer have been distributing a “wanted flyer” against Jabbari in an effort to shift focus on the matter.
“While defendant claims the People did not investigate Ms. Jabbari, a thorough investigation was conducted into the facts of this case and, in doing so, the People have chosen to prosecute Jonathan Majors,” the DA’s office noted in their filing. “Simply because defense counsel does not agree with the People’s use of prosecutorial discretion, it does not follow that an investigation was not conducted.”
Despite the activation of an investigatory card by the police, the DA’s office says that it has strongly recommend to NYPD detectives that they not to arrest British citizen Jabbari based on the cross complaint from Majors in June – and if the cops did arrest Jabbari, it would go nowhere fast. “On September 8, 2023, and September 12, 2023, the prosecution informed the NYPD that the People would decline to prosecute any charges brought by the NYPD against Ms. Jabbari related to the belated allegations made by defendant regarding the incident on March 25, 2023.
Jabbari is intended as a witness for the prosecution and the DA stated today that their office is paying for her to fly over from UK and they are paying for her lodging while in the USA for the trial – whenever it actually starts.
While Majors does appear in the recently premiered second season of Disney+’s Loki, the actor was dropped both his management company, Entertainment 360, and publicist, The Lede Company in April. Various ad campaigns featuring the WME-repped Majors, such as one for the Texas Rangers MLB team were also quickly cut short soon after his arrest.As numerous roles dried up for Majors in the aftermath of the charges this spring, the likelihood for an Oscar campaign from Searchlight Pictures for his acclaimed performance in the Sundance debuting Magazine Dreams looks more and more unlikely.
The Manhattan D.A.’s office had no comment today on their filing of a week ago.