New York prosecutors revealed that an additional police report is part of the evidence against Jonathan Majors as the domestic violence case against the Marvel actor continues.
The existence of a London Metropolitan police report relevant to the U.S. case was disclosed in a bombshell 115-page filing on Tuesday by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has charged Majors with intentional assault, reckless assault and aggravated harassment in connection with a March 25 incident involving his former girlfriend. Majors’ attorneys have vehemently denied the allegations against him and have accused the woman of being the aggressor. HuffPost is not naming her as she remains an alleged victim of domestic violence.
Although prosecutors included the London police report with evidence submitted in their discovery filing, they did not specify the details of that report or how it was related to the Manhattan incident.
Prosecutors also said they’re looking at what’s known as a Molineaux incident, which could be evidence of an additional uncharged crime or “bad acts,” which took place in London in September 2022, around the time when Majors was in Britain to film the second season of the Disney+ series “Loki.” Majors’ attorneys did not comment on the new filing.
American actor Jonathan Majors leaves Manhattan Criminal Court on Aug. 3.
The information about prosecutors’ expanded evidence came a day before Majors was scheduled to return to court for a hearing. Their filing also gives more detailed allegations of what authorities say occurred on the night of the reported incident.
Prosecutors said Majors was arrested in March after he injured a woman he was involved with when she caught him receiving a romantic text message from someone else.
According to prosecutors, Majors and the woman were in a private car heading to their Manhattan home on March 25 when the woman noticed he’d received a text message that allegedly stated, “Wish I was kissing you right now.”
The woman then grabbed Majors’ phone to see who sent the message, and the actor allegedly began to try and take the phone away from her. According to prosecutors, Majors grabbed the woman’s arm and right hand and began to twist her forearm, then struck her right ear.
Prosecutors said that Majors grabbed the woman to pick her up and throw her back into the car when she attempted to escape, causing more injuries, including bruises and a bump to her head.
The new filing also accused Majors’ legal team of leaking and misrepresenting evidence, making baseless allegations and leaking information to the media. On Monday, The Messenger reported that the alleged victim would soon be charged with assault in connection with Majors’ counterclaim against her. In their new filing, prosecutors said they don’t have plans to charge her.
“On September 8, 2023, and September 12, 2023, the prosecution informed the NYPD that the People would decline to prosecute any charges brought by the NYPD against [the woman] related to the belated allegations made by defendant,” prosecutors said.
According to prosecutors, Major’s legal defense team has also demanded that authorities turn over potential evidence that prosecutors insist does not exist, including a 911 call from the scene. Majors’ lawyers allegedly asserted that a New York Police Department patrol car responded to the scene that night. However, prosecutors said they confirmed that the NYPD simply pulled over a taxi over an incident “wholly unrelated to this case.”
Prosecutors have accused the defense team of “disseminating” video surveillance footage they claimed prosecutors had “buried,” showing the woman “completely unharmed” after the alleged assault. However, prosecutors now say that the video the defense team referred to was “deprived of
The defense had argued that the video constituted Brady material, or evidence that could be favorable or exculpatory to Majors, a claim prosecutors contradicted.
“The surveillance video referred to by the defense actually shows Ms. Jabbari
visibly upset, crying, and seeking help from strangers to get an Uber cab home,” prosecutors said. “The fact that Ms. Jabbari did not disclose that she was a victim of domestic violence to three strangers is not Brady material.”
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