Jonathan Majors Reportedly Wanted Ex-Girlfriend to Act Like Coretta Scott King, Michelle Obama

The domestic violence case resumed this week with opening statements.

The allegations against Marvel star Jonathan Majors are mounting.

In the ongoing misdemeanor assault case that commenced on Monday (Dec. 4), the actor's ex-girlfriend and alleged victim, Grace Jabbari, asserted that the 34-year-old insisted that she behave more like former First Lady Michelle Obama or civil rights icon Coretta Scott King

During opening statements, Majors’ attorney Priya Chaudhry claimed that Jabbari was only accusing her client of domestic violence because he ended their two-year relationship while also citing racism as the reason for his March arrest. 

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Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Michael Perez accused the “Creed III” star of showing a "cruel and manipulative pattern of psychological abuse.“ According to ABC News, the jury heard a recording Jabbari made with her iPhone of the actor shouting at her, demanding she behave like Coretta Scott King or Michelle Obama.  

“I’m a great man. A great man. I do great things for my culture and for the world…The woman that supports me needs to be a great woman,” Majors was heard saying. "Two nights ago, you did not do that. Which took away from the plan.” 

Jabbari told the jury she understood that meant "he had to come first."

Majors is accused of assaulting his former partner in the backseat of a vehicle following a dinner in Brooklyn on the evening of March 25 as the pair were headed to Majors’ apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood. The actor has maintained his innocence and pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and harassment charges. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. 

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