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Jonathan Majors' accuser surrenders for arrest, but won't be prosecuted

The Manhattan D.A.'s office has already declined to prosecute Jonathan Majors' accuser on charges of misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief

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Jonathan Majors' accuser arrested, no charges being pressed
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Grace Jabbari, the former girlfriend of Jonathan Majors who accused the actor of domestic violence, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief, according to The New York Times. Jabbari was not booked in jail but issued a desk appearance ticket, which is an order to appear in court. However, the Manhattan district attorney’s office “officially declined to prosecute the case against Grace Jabbari because it lacks prosecutorial merit,” spokesperson Alvin Bragg said Thursday morning, per Deadline.

Following the altercation between Majors and Jabbari in March, Majors’ team denied any wrongdoing on behalf of the Marvel star. In April, his lawyer Priya Chaudhry asserted to a judge that Jabbari was the aggressor in the incident. Majors filed a cross-complaint against Jabbari in June, according to The Hollywood Reporter, at which time an investigatory card, or “I-card,” was issued for Jabbari. An I-card indicates that there is “probable cause” for an arrest.


What evidence against Jabbari remains unclear. A recent filing from prosecutors has cast doubt on assertions made by Majors’ team, including a 911 call that turned out to be completely unrelated to the case and video of Jabbari following the incident that, rather than depicting her “completely unharmed,” actually “shows Ms. Jabbari visibly upset, crying, and seeking help from strangers to get an Uber cab home.” Further, a witness for the defense who supposedly gave a statement saying that he saw Jabbari assault Majors “said that he had not written or approved it, that he had not previously known it existed and that the statements attributed to him were false,” per the NYT.


According to that court filing, the prosecution’s decision not to press charges against Jabbari stems in part from Majors’ belated decision to file a cross complaint and is “part of the routine process of evaluating cross complaints in domestic violence cases,” per THR. On Wednesday, a New York judge also denied a motion from the defense to dismiss the case against Majors. The trial will commence next month.


This story has been updated to include a new statement from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.