In a shocking audio recording played at Jonathan Majors’ assault trial, the actor boasts of being a “great man” and even draws comparisons to historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. This bombshell evidence, along with photos and text messages, was permitted to be released by Judge Michael Gaffey on Wednesday, offering a glimpse into the tumultuous relationship between Majors and his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
The audio clip, part of a collection of evidence released, was from a September 2022 conversation where Majors was admonishing his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, for returning home drunk.
Jonathan Majors Recording Calling Himself “a great man” Released Amid Trial
The evidence released today includes text messages in which Jonathan Majors threatened to commit suicide and an audio recording of an argument in which Majors told Jabbari she needed to act more like Coretta Scott King or Michelle Obama.
In the recording (Via Variety), which dates from September 2022, Majors can be heard asking Jabbari whether she really loves him. When she says she does, he responds: “Then how dare you come home drunk and disturb the peace of our house when we have a plan.”
After Jabbari apologizes, Majors continues:
“I would like to get to the point where your friends know what job I’m on and go ‘I think Grace is gonna be out of commission.’ Get me?”
He goes on:
“No, no, do you understand that? Because that team, that unit, right? Grace has to be of a certain mindset to support – Coretta Scott King, do you know who that is? That’s Martin Luther King’s wife. Michelle Obama, Barack Obama’s wife.”
After Jabbari apologizes again, Majors rants:
“Let me just lay it out for you, right? If I am, I’m just gonna say this. My temper, my shit, all that. All that said, right? And let’s say, I’m a great man. A great man. I am doing great things, not just for me, but for my, for my culture and the world. That is actually the position I’m in. That’s real. I’m not being a di*k about it. I didn’t ask for it. I’ve worked, and that’s the situation. The woman that supports me — that I support, the work that — needs to be a great woman and make sacrifices the way that man is making for her and for them ultimately. Last night, two nights ago, you did not do that.”
In those September 2022 texts, Majors appeared to admit to physically attacking Jabbari during a previous altercation.
“I fear you have no perspective of what could happen if you go to the hospital,” Majors allegedly told Jabbari in that set of text messages.
“They will ask you questions and as I don’t think you actually protect us it could lead to an investigation even if you do lie and they suspect something.”
“I will tell the doctor I bumped my head, if I go, I’m going to give it one more day, but I can’t sleep and need some stronger painkillers. That’s all. Why would I want to tell them what really happened when it’s clear I want to be with you.”
The emergence of these text messages strengthens Jabbari’s allegations of abuse and sheds a disturbing light on the dynamics of their relationship.
If Convicted, The Actor Faces Up to a Year in Prison
After the prosecution laid out their case against Majors, it was the defense’s turn to present their side. They called on Detective Meija, who scrutinized Jabbari’s accusations, and Dr. Weiner, a medical expert offering their insights.
In response, the defense asserted that Jabbari may have concocted the accusations as a means of retaliation against Majors following their breakup. Their relationship, which was initiated in August 2021 on the set of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in London, lasted for two years before Majors terminated it on the night of the alleged assault.
Currently facing trial for three misdemeanor charges of assault and harassment, Majors maintains his plea of not guilty. A conviction could result in a potential prison sentence of up to one year.