Jonathan Majors sued by ex-girlfriend for assault and defamation

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Jonathan Majors’ ex-girlfriend filed a civil lawsuit in New York federal court on Tuesday.

In the lawsuit, she accuses the “Creed III” star of assault, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, malicious prosecution and defamation, both the BBC and The Guardian reported.

The civil lawsuit comes just three months after the 34-year-old Marvel actor was found guilty of assaulting and harassing his ex Grace Jabbari during an altercation in New York in March 2023.

In the criminal case, he can be jailed for up to one year, the date of sentencing has been fixed for April 8.

In court documents submitted Tuesday, Jabbari claimed Major subjected her to “a pattern of widespread domestic abuse that began in 2021 and extended through 2023.”

The lawsuit accuses Majors of displaying “concerning” behavior toward Jabbari in early September 2021, including “verbal attacks and frightening anger,” before physically attacking her in July 2022.

The lawsuit also claims that Majors attacked Jabbari in September 2022 and caused “serious injuries on his body.”

“Soon afterward, Grace disclosed the physical abuse to a member of Jonathan’s management team in an effort to get help. “When Major learned that Grace had outed him as his abuser, he became furious,” it said.

The lawsuit also said that Majors “publicly abused her reputation” and that he called her a “liar at every turn … with the goal of convincing the world that Grace was not a victim of domestic abuse, but a The madman is a liar.”

Jabbari is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Majors’ lawyer in the criminal case, Priya Chaudhary, said the lawsuit was “no surprise” and said Majors was “preparing a counterclaim against Jabbari.”

“It takes true bravery to hold someone with this level of power and admiration accountable. Grace Jabbari has demonstrated bravery at every stage of the legal process,” Jabbari’s lawyer Brittany Henderson said in a statement to both the BBC and The Guardian. “We strongly believe that through this action, truth and transparency will get Grace the justice she deserves.”

Following Majors’ criminal conviction in December, a Marvel Studios spokesperson said the studio would no longer work with the actor.

Majors played the villain Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and the Disney+ series “Loki,” and he has a lead role in the planned “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.”

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