Jonathan Majors Sued by Ex-Girlfriend After Guilty Conviction

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Jonathan Majors' ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari alleges multiple instances of physical abuse against him in a new civil lawsuit

<p>John Nacion/Getty Images</p> Jonathan Majors on Dec. 15, 2023

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Jonathan Majors on Dec. 15, 2023

Three months after Jonathan Majors was found guilty in his misdemeanor assault trial, the actor is facing a civil lawsuit from the woman whom his criminal trial in New York City centered around.

Grace Jabbari, Majors' ex-girlfriend, filed a lawsuit against Majors, 34, in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, in which she described a number of alleged instances of abuse, according to legal documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter and Rolling Stone.

Jabbari, who testified in Majors' December 2023 criminal trial, alleged in the lawsuit that Majors exhibited a "pattern of pervasive domestic abuse that began in 2021 and extended through 2023," according to THR.

The pair met in August 2021, when Jabbari worked on the set of Majors' superhero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Jabbari alleged multiple instances of physical abuse on the actor's part, including a September 2022 incident in which he allegedly threw Jabbari against the hood of her car, brought her inside their home and “started hitting her head against the marble floor while strangling her until she felt she could no longer breathe," after an argument the prior day, per both outlets.

“This is no surprise. Mr. Majors is preparing counterclaims against Ms. Jabbari," Priya Chaudhry, an attorney for Majors, tells PEOPLE in a statement Tuesday.

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<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images</p> Jonathan Majors and Grace Jabbari on Sept. 12, 2022

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Jonathan Majors and Grace Jabbari on Sept. 12, 2022

The lawsuit claims Majors stated that he wanted to and intended to kill Jabbari during the alleged incident and that he later advised her via a text message not to seek medical treatment for her injuries for fear of being investigated, per THR.

As both outlets noted, Jabbari testified during Majors' December criminal trial that the Creed III star often displayed “rage and aggression” during their relationship. She read the text message in question into the record on her final day of testimony.

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<p>AP Photo/Steven Hirsh, Pool</p> Jonathan Majors on June 20, 2023

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Jonathan Majors on June 20, 2023

“It takes true bravery to hold someone with this level of power and acclaim accountable,” Jabbari’s attorney Brittany Henderson told Rolling Stone in a statement. “Bravery that Grace Jabbari has demonstrated at every stage of the legal process. We strongly believe that through this action, truth and transparency will bring Grace the justice that she deserves.”

Majors was initially set to receive his sentence in the N.Y.C. criminal case on Feb. 6, but the sentencing hearing was delayed until April 8 after his lawyers filed a motion to set aside his guilty verdict.

Related: Jonathan Majors Accused of Abuse by Two Ex-Girlfriends Months After Guilty Verdict in Domestic Violence Trial

<p>Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo</p> Grace Jabbari on Dec. 5, 2023

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Grace Jabbari on Dec. 5, 2023

The actor was was found guilty of misdemeanor assault in the third degree, recklessly causing physical injury, as well as harassment in the second degree in December. He was also found not guilty of misdemeanor assault in the third degree with intent to cause physical injury, and misdemeanor aggravated harassment in the second degree in that case.

Following Majors' guilty verdict, The New York Times in February published accounts of two women who also described claims of physical and emotional abuse by Majors during romantic relationships. At that time, Majors' attorney Chaudhry described both relationships — which the two women claimed happened between 2013 and 2015 and 2015 to 2019 — as "toxic" and denied claims of physical abuse, though she admitted that Majors "did say hurtful things."

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