Marvel star Jonathan Majors is fighting a career-threatening domestic violence charge in NYC.
Hours after fighting with ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, the "Kang" actor took a series of selfies.
His lawyers say the injuries he documented help prove that he, not Jabbari, is the real victim.
An hour after Manhattan prosecutors say he grabbed his girlfriend's right hand and gave it a bone-fracturing twist during a midnight argument on a Chinatown street corner, Marvel star Jonathan Majors was in an Upper East Side hotel bathroom.
There, the "Kang the Conqueror" actor photographed a small red scrape on the right side of his chin, and scratch marks along his left forearm.
The selfies Majors took that night in March are now defense exhibits as he fights Grace Jabbari's domestic-assault charges by claiming he, not she, is the victim of an assault.
Jabbari, a London-based choreographer, met Majors while working as a movement coach on the set of this year's "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." He is now dating actor Meagan Good, who has accompanied him on two appearances at Manhattan Criminal Court.
A lawyer for Jabbari and a spokesperson for the DA's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment; Chaudhry declined to comment.
"Video shows Ms. Jabbari wildly grabbing and clawing at him, ripping off his coat buttons and tearing his coat pocket in the process," defense lawyer Priya Chaudhry alleges of the couple's violent, March 25 argument in new court filings that request the case be dropped.
Filed as an exhibit to that effort is separate sidewalk surveillance video showing Jabbari apparently uninjured – with what appears to be unhindered use of her right hand and no bleeding ear – eight minutes after prosecutors allege Majors broke her hand and smacked her head hard enough to make her ear bleed.
Majors alleges that Jabbari broke her finger and suffered a cut to her ear during a drunken fall later that evening, while alone in his Lower Manhattan penthouse apartment.
On the morning after the fight, Majors woke up in his room at The Mark Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and found "his face stuck to the hotel pillow with dried blood from the large gash delivered by Ms. Jabbari's fingernails in the car," the defense lawyer alleges in her most recent court filing.
Majors is scheduled to return to Manhattan Criminal Court, via video camera, on Friday, when a trial date may be set in Jabbari's misdemeanor case against him. He is charged with six counts of assaulting and three counts of harassing Jabbari.
"I observed the defendant pull my right middle finger causing bruising, swelling and substantial pain to my finger," Jabbari said in a criminal complaint filed in May against the actor.
"I further observed the defendant grab my right arm, place it behind my body, and use his hands to twist my right forearm and right middle finger," it continues. "I further observed the defendant strike me with his hand across my right ear causing substantial pain and a laceration behind my right ear."
The top charge of misdemeanor assault requires an actual injury be inflicted and carries up to a one-year jail sentence. But attempted assault, which Majors is also charged with, does not require that an actual injury be caused, and still carries a potential maximum jail term of 90 days.
Majors' cross-complaint against Jabbari – alleging she assaulted him during the same fight, then stole valuables from his penthouse before flying home to London – is not so far along.
Detectives at two NYPD precincts have found probable cause to arrest Jabbari on Majors' allegations, but she has not been arrested or charged in the case.
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