Prosecutors in case have brought to light a previously unreported incident involving London police that they believe is relevant to their domestic violence allegations.
Majors was arrested in Manhattan on March 25 and is charged with assault and aggravated harassment following an alleged domestic dispute with his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari.
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In a new 115-page file obtained from diversityProsecutors say they are trying to obtain a copy of a September 2022 report from the London Metropolitan Police. Although it is unclear what this report contains, the file refers to the medical care Jabbari was receiving at the time. Jabbari is a British citizen and Majors was in London at the time filming the second season of the Disney+ Marvel series Loki.
This development comes a day before Majors is due back in court for his domestic violence case. Wednesday’s court date is expected to be one of the final preliminary hearings before the judge decides whether to continue or dismiss the case.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s lengthy motion comes in response to the actor’s request to dismiss the case. It does not fully state the prosecutor’s case, although it is intended to provide enough detail to bring the case to trial. diversity previously reported that other alleged victims of Majors’ abuse are cooperating with the prosecutor’s office
The filing also alleges that Majors’ legal team leaked and misrepresented court evidence and tried to get police to create a wanted poster with Jabbari’s photo. It also rejects the idea that prosecutors have plans to prosecute Jabbari for domestic violence that Majors has alleged in a counterclaim, contradicting recent media reports that claimed such a lawsuit was imminent.
The document also provides new details about the events that led to Majors’ arrest. According to the filing, on March 25, he and Jabbari drove a private car from a party in Brooklyn to their apartment in Chelsea. Jabbari, who was working alongside the Majors as a movement coach on Disney’s Marvel series “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” saw a text message on the Majors’ phone that said, “I wish I was kissing you right now.”
She allegedly took the phone from his hand to find out who sent the message. Majors then “began grabbing the right side of Ms. Jabbari’s body and removing Ms. Jabbari’s right middle finger from the phone, causing bruising, swelling and significant pain.” The filing goes on to say that Majors “then grabbed Ms. Jabbari’s arm and right hand and then twisted Ms. Jabbari’s forearm, causing significant pain to her finger and arm. “The defendant then struck Ms. Jabbari’s right ear, resulting in a laceration to the back of her ear and significant pain.”
After retrieving his phone, Majors exited the vehicle and Jabbari attempted to follow the actor. Then “the defendant grabbed her, lifted her up and threw her back in….” [and] suffered significant pain, including a broken finger, bruising throughout his body, a laceration behind his right ear and a bump on his head,” the filing states.
The filing calls into question a series of media leaks that portray Jabbari as an aggressor. In the time since the arrest, Majors’ defense attorney Priya Chaudhry has maintained that it was Jabbari who attacked Majors and “not the other way around.” Chaudhry also called the case a “witch hunt” that was “infused with explicit and implicit bias.” Majors pleaded not guilty to the four charges against him; A fifth charge of strangulation was dropped.
Majors’ lawyers had previously claimed that there was a video showing “at least one bystander.” […] “I called 911 and that an NYPD patrol car responded to the scene,” and the defense was “informed that the NYPD has at least one other 911 call from the scene of the altercation.”
But the state questions this account of events. The prosecutor’s file shows that an unrelated taxi was flagged down nearby and police were called. “This taxi is in no way involved in the case,” the filing states. It also claims that there were “no further radio reports, sprint reports or emergency calls from the scene of the incident” that night.
Chaudhry has claimed that there is evidence clearing Majors of any wrongdoing, including surveillance video showing Jabbari “completely unharmed” after the defendant’s alleged attack. However, the new filing contradicts this claim, saying that the “surveillance video referred to by the defense actually shows Ms. Jabbari visibly upset, crying and asking strangers for help to get an Uber taxi home.” “
Majors’ team has alleged that prosecutors are withholding relevant information. However, the filing states that the prosecutor disclosed “a significant amount of discovery,” including NYPD notebooks, phone records, medical records, signed search warrants and related affidavits for the defendant’s iCloud and phone, surveillance videos from eight locations, and Witness interview notes from nine people.”
The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment. Lawyers for the majors also declined to comment.
Due to the allegations against the Majors, the Emmy nomination for the HBO series “Lovecraft Country” was rejected his PR team with the Lede Company and his management, Entertainment 360. WME still represents the actor. Because of the fallout, he was dropped from the feature film “The Man in My Basement,” although “Magazine Dreams,” a drama about a troubled bodybuilder, is still scheduled to hit theaters in December. As the villainous Kang the Conqueror, he also plays an important role in the current phase of Disney’s sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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