Marvel actor Jonathan Majors referenced former first lady Michelle Obama in his case with his ex-girlfriend.
Major reportedly called for his ex to treat him like Michelle Obama and "sacrifice" for him.
Marvel's Jonathan Majors told the ex he's accused of abusing she needed to act like Michelle Obama and sacrifice for him, prosecutor says https://t.co/pj0quAG0d0
— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) December 4, 2023
"Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Michael Perez depicted Majors as an insecure and violent boyfriend who used a "cruel and manipulative pattern of psychological abuse" against British dancer Grace Jabbari in their relationship. That behavior culminated in an attack on March 25 in the back of a livery car in Chinatown after Jabbari saw a text from another woman on Majors' phone, he said," according to Business Insider.
"Prosecutors accuse Majors of assault and harassment, alleging the Kang the Conqueror actor broke Jabbari's finger, twisted her arm, and struck her in the ear, causing it to bleed," it added.
Defense attorneys for Marvel star Jonathan Majors will be allowed to tell the jury about his accuser's recent arrest in connection with the domestic violence case, the judge decided Thursday on the second day of the trial. https://t.co/FEbqjsKnM7
— ABC News (@ABC) November 30, 2023
"Majors, 34, faces misdemeanor assault and harassment charges stemming from an incident in New York City in March with his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, whose case the Manhattan district attorney's office dropped," ABC News reported.
"The Emmy-nominated actor was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call in Manhattan for an alleged domestic dispute. He subsequently filed a cross-complaint against Jabbari, alleging he was the one assaulted," it continued.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 29, 2023
"Majors has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which have threatened to derail his career as a rising Hollywood star," the New York Post reported.
"The actor has played major roles in the Michael B. Jordan film 'Creed III' and Marvel’s 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' franchise. If convicted on all of the counts he’s facing, he could spend up to a year in jail," it noted.
The trial is expected to call at least 14 witnesses, according to court records.
The ongoing case could be decided later this month as the arguments conclude in the high-profile case.
The public will soon know whether Majors is found guilty of charges and whether he will be sentenced to any time in prison for the crimes involved in the situation.