The former girlfriend of choreographer Jonathan Majors, who accused him of misdemeanor domestic violence in March 2023, is expected to surrender to the NYPD on Wednesday in response to a misdemeanor assault counter-charge filed against her by the Marvel actor. This information has been confirmed by multiple sources to Insider.
Both Majors’ recent accusations against Grace Jabbari, a 30-year-old British national, and Jabbari’s original case against Majors stem from an altercation that occurred on a Chinatown, Manhattan street corner in March. According to Jabbari’s allegations to the NYPD and Manhattan prosecutors, Majors twisted and broke her finger during the fight, and he also bloodied her ear by slapping her in the head.
In June, Majors filed a police complaint countering Jabbari’s claims, stating that she was the aggressor in the incident. He argued that video footage from the sidewalk and a nightclub showed her to be uninjured in the hours following the dispute. Majors further alleged that Jabbari scratched him and stole from him that night, and she later injured herself while alone, resulting in a drunken fall at his penthouse apartment.
The pending arrest of Jabbari comes just before a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning in Manhattan. During this hearing, defense lawyers and prosecutors may dispute Majors’ claims that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office failed to disclose evidence related to Jabbari’s actions on the night of the incident. Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, asserted that prosecutors neglected to include crucial evidence despite being aware of the NYPD’s investigation into Jabbari’s actions. An “I-Card” refers to an internal NYPD notification indicating that a person is under investigation or wanted in connection with a crime.
Chaudhry also alleged that prosecutors ignored Jabbari’s theft of Majors’ vintage Rolex watch and other luxury items, which were valued between $6,000 and $7,000, as detailed in Majors’ June police complaint against his ex-girlfriend.
An email from Manhattan prosecutor Erin Tierney, now part of Majors’ case file, stated that the DA’s office had no intention to prosecute charges brought by the NYPD against Grace Jabbari regarding the allegations made by Jonathan Majors in the March 23, 2023 incident. However, the Manhattan DA’s office did not provide an explanation for this decision.
Jabbari and Majors met while she was working as a movement coach on the set of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” Despite initial plans for Jabbari to surrender to the 10th Precinct stationhouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Tuesday, negotiations for her surrender fell through that day. She is now expected to turn herself in at the precinct on Wednesday, and it is anticipated that she will be released without undergoing formal booking procedures, such as fingerprinting or extended detention. She will instead receive a summons that cites her charges of criminal mischief and misdemeanor assault.
A new detail regarding the March dispute has emerged in the latest filing from the DA’s office. The incident was triggered when Jabbari discovered a flirtatious text message from an unidentified woman on Majors’ phone as they were traveling in a livery car through lower Manhattan. The text read, “I wish I were kissing you right now,” but the sender’s identity remains undisclosed, leaving it uncertain if it was actor Meagan Good, who has accompanied Majors to his recent in-person court appearances.
In their recent filing, prosecutors challenged one of Majors’ key defense witnesses, the livery car driver who witnessed much of the altercation. Majors’ side claimed that this unidentified driver described Jabbari to defense lawyers as a “psycho girl” who was the primary aggressor in the fight. However, the new filing from prosecutors alleged that the driver himself had experienced domestic issues and compared Jabbari’s behavior to that of his own angry wife.