Jonathan Majors: Ex-GF Plays Audio Demanding Michelle Obama-Like Behaviour & "Total Compliance"

Majors also brought up Coretta Scott King when naming women he hoped to see Jabbari act like.

BYHayley Hynes
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Opening statements for Jonathan Majors' long-awaited assault trial began in New York yesterday (December 4), and what we've heard so far is even more shocking than we could've anticipated. For her part, the actor's lawyer, Priya Chaudhry painted a picture of her client and his alleged victim having tension between them after he initiated a breakup. According to her, this is why Grace Jabbari is accusing him of domestic violence and harassment. On top of this, Chaudhry is also suggesting that racism plays a key role in this case, which interestingly contradicts the audio played by Jabbari in court this week.

Not only did Majors allegedly demand "total compliance" from his then-partner, but the jury also heard a recording of the Creed III star seemingly yelling at his accuser, encouraging her to act more like famous Black women in history, such as President Obama's wife, Michelle. "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," Jonathan said, also naming Coretta Scott King as a good example for Jabbari to look up to.

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Jonathan Majors' Assault Trial Continues in NYC

As Complex notes, the trial between Majors and his ex is due to last up to two weeks. The former previously pleaded guilty and is facing charges of misdemeanour assault, aggravated harassment, and harassment. Elsewhere, a strangulation charge has been dropped, though it's worth noting that the California native could still serve up to a year in prison should he be convicted.

At the courthouse, the drama unfolding around Jonathan Majors and his ex-girlfriend isn't the only thing making headlines on our site. Ahead of a recent appearance, the embattled Marvel actor went viral for "fixing" Meagan Good's hair, though much of the internet thinks his work needed some serious work. Read more about that at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.