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Jonathan Majors’ Assault Trial Delayed Over Legal Technicality

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Actor Jonathan Majors, known for his roles in films like “The Harder They Fall” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” is facing a delay in his trial on allegations of assault against his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. This delay is attributed to a legal technicality that has pushed the trial back by at least a couple of weeks.

Majors was initially arrested on March 25 on misdemeanor charges related to an alleged attack on Grace Jabbari. While the actor has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, the case has taken several twists and turns. In a recent virtual appearance in a New York criminal court, the prosecution indicated their readiness for trial by filing a certificate of compliance. However, Majors’ defense team identified deficiencies in the certificate, leading to the delay in setting a new trial date.

Initially, Jabbari had accused Majors of hitting and strangling her. However, the strangulation charges were later dropped, and he is now solely charged with causing harm to her arm. A significant development in the case revolves around text messages where Jabbari reportedly admitted to being the aggressor in the incident. According to Majors’ lawyers, Jabbari sent messages apologizing for the situation and insisting that Majors would not be charged, as it was her fault for initiating a confrontation.

Surveillance footage from New York City nightclubs, submitted by Majors’ attorneys, appears to show Jabbari using the hand she claimed was injured in the alleged attack. It’s noteworthy that Majors, whose star was on the rise in Hollywood, faced professional consequences when he was dropped by his management firm and PR agency following the initial charges.

In a turn of events, Majors filed his own domestic violence claim against Jabbari in June, alleging that he had been slapped and scratched by her during a violent episode. Throughout the legal proceedings, Majors has maintained his innocence, while NYPD sources, as reported by The New York Times, have suggested there may be enough evidence to charge Jabbari for her role in the altercation. However, her lack of arrest in connection with this case remains unexplained.

Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, commented on the situation, stating that the actor had been unfairly treated, enduring the impact on his life, career, and reputation for over four months. Chaudhry also emphasized Majors’ determination to be absolved of the charges and his claims of suffering from “relentless, alcohol-fueled abuse” during his relationship with Jabbari.

As the legal proceedings continue, the case highlights the complexities surrounding allegations of assault and the importance of thoroughly examining all available evidence to establish the facts accurately.

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Derek Chan – Editor

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