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Jonathan Majors' ex-girlfriend and domestic assault accuser broke down at his trial as she described how he'd rage against her

Jonathan Majors, left, returns to court after a lunch break in his domestic assault trial, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, in New York.
Jonathan Majors, left, returns to court after a lunch break in his domestic assault trial, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, in New York.AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
  • Jonathan Majors' ex-girlfriend and domestic assault accuser took the witness stand in his trial Tuesday.

  • Grace Jabbari broke down in tears several times as she testified in the high-profile trial.

  • Jabbari accused Majors of exploding on her during her testimony.

Jonathan Majors' ex-girlfriend and domestic assault accuser broke down in tears multiple times as she testified at the Marvel actor's high-profile criminal trial on Tuesday, accusing him of exploding on her during their relationship.

Grace Jabbari took the witness stand in a Manhattan courtroom to publicly face Majors for the first time since the "Creed III" star was accused of attacking her in the backseat of a car in March.

Majors, 34, faces four charges of misdemeanor assault and harassment in connection to the incident and has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He has denied wrongdoing and accused Jabbari of being violent toward him.

Jabbari, 30, a dancer instructor from the UK, told the jury about her whirlwind romance with Majors after the two met in August 2021 on the set of Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," where she was a movement director and he was a co-star.

"From that first day, we spent every day together for the next few months," Jabbari said, as she described their initial relationship as "amazing."

"He was very kind and loving. He told me he loved me. He would write me poetry. I felt loved and cared for. I felt very seen," Jabbari told the jury of Majors.

But then things took a turn for the worse, Jabbari told the jury.

"I just felt like I was just existing in his world, emotionally and physically," she told the court. "I didn't feel like I had my own autonomy. I had really low self-esteem. I lost a lot of weight. Because he was the only one."

Jabbari told the jury that she first saw Majors have a temper when she met his trained guard dogs in December 2021.

She told the jury that a passing reference to her ex-boyfriend's dog at the time sent Majors into a rage.

"How dare I talk about him, how dare I mention him. He needs to live with the humiliation of that. Don't ever mention him," Jabbari said, recounting what Majors told her.

She continued, "He was shouting at me. I was on the sofa, and he stood over me. It was the first time that I felt scared of him. I just knew to never mention him and never mention anyone I had ever dated before."

Jabbari told the jury that six months later, Majors snapped at her again at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK.

Through tears, Jabbari said Majors told her, "I shouldn't be there, and how dare I go. This is a very important week for [him], and I should have turned around and left."

Jabbari told the jury that the next month, Majors took his frustration out on her as the stress of the movie business continued to wear on him.

She said that during a trip to Los Angeles, she tried to talk to him about it, hoping to relieve some of the tension.

"I could tell he was really tense. I went over to him and said, 'What's wrong? You can talk about these things. You don't have to keep these things inside. It's me. You can let it out,'" she told the courtroom. "He just exploded, was the word that I would use to describe it."

Jabbari told the jury that Majors hurled household objects in a bedroom amid the blowup.

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Kelli Galaway showed the jury a photo of the bedroom, littered with broken glass and strewn with household items.

Correction December 6, 2023: A previous version of this story misspelled the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney's name. Her name is Kelli Galaway, not Galloway.

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