Jonathan Majors Harassment Accusations By Two New Woman
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Jonathan Majors Faces Additional Allegations Of Abuse As ‘Lovecraft Country’ Crewmembers Share Accounts Of Challenging Behavior

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BY February 10, 2024

Jonathan Majors was found guilty of reckless assault and harassment in December. On Thursday, The New York Times reported that two women have made fresh allegations of physical and emotional abuse against Jonathan Majors, the disgraced actor.

The article also referred to interviews with 20 people. These victim questions stated that Majors had a “history of volatility,” according to The New York Times. It claimed that he confronted female co-workers on multiple occasions. This occurred while working on the HBO series Lovecraft Country, which prompted several complaints to the network. In addition, Emma Duncan and Maura Hooper, who claimed to have dated Majors between 2013 and 2019, shared their accounts of physical and emotional abuse, as well as emotional abuse, respectively, according to the Times.

Jonathan Majors Abuse Accusations: a Controlling, Threatening Figure

According to the report, both women characterized Majors harassment as “a controlling, threatening figure who isolated them from friends and career pursuits.”

Priya Chaudhry, an attorney representing Majors, informed the Times that the relationships with Duncan and Hooper were both “toxic,” acknowledging that he “did say hurtful things.” Chaudhry denied most of the claims of physical abuse. Moreover, she stated that Majors was unaware of the HBO complaint. In her response obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, she asserted. “While relationship was mutually emotionally volatile, he did not physically abuse her.”

The recent disclosures emerged just two months after Majors was convicted of reckless assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree. The charges were related to an incident in March 2023 involving the actor and his ex-partner, Grace Jabbari. During their car ride, Jabbari claimed to have seen a text on Majors’ phone implying infidelity, leading to a physical altercation where she alleged he injured her by prying her finger from the phone, striking her head, and later throwing her back into the car.

The harassment charges Jonathan Majors faces could result in a sentence of up to one year in prison. The sentencing, originally scheduled for a hearing on Monday, has been postponed to April 8. In reflecting on her relationship with Majors, Emma Duncan shared with the Times, “You lose your sense of worth.” Duncan, who claimed to be engaged to the actor from 2015 to 2019, along with Maura Hooper, recounted experiences of Majors initially showering them with romantic gestures, a behavior known as “love bombing,” which eventually escalated into physical or emotional violence.

Emma Duncan Statement Agains Majors

During the pretrial of Jonathan Majors‘ domestic harassment case, Emma Duncan submitted a statement, which, according to the Times, was ultimately not allowed as evidence. In the statement, Duncan alleged that in 2016, Majors “threatened to strangle and kill her.” She claimed that during an argument that same year, he “slammed her body into their mailbox,”. This resulted in bruises on her back and arms. In 2017, she stated that he threw her to the ground, causing bruising to her head with his own.

Maura Hooper’s relationship with Majors coincided briefly with Emma Duncan’s. However, neither woman knew it then. In the pretrial statement obtained by the Times, Hooper claimed that she was “not allowed to speak to anyone about their relationship, isolating her from a support system.” She also recalled becoming pregnant several months into their relationship. After this incident, Kang the Conqueror actor, refused to pick her up at the clinic after she underwent an abortion. Feeling trapped and alone, Hooper walked home, led to believe that Majors would not allow her to discuss the procedure with anyone else.

Following their breakup, Hooper recalled that Majors discovered she was in a relationship with someone he knew. She alleges that he called her on the phone, hurling derogatory insults, saying. “I hope you die. Kill yourself,” and threatening, “I’m going to rip you out of my heart the way they ripped our baby out of you.”

Numerous interviews with crew members from HBO’s Lovecraft Country revealed additional instances where Majors’ behavior varied based on those present, frequently leading to confrontations with women. Several female crew members, including Jessica Pollini and Lisa Zugschwerdt, shared similar. Events like feeling threatened by Majors on set highlighted the challenges his behaviour posed to their work.

Another Affected Woman, According to The Times

The Times report reveals that Pollini, Zugschwerdt and another female crew member filed a complaint with HBO about Majors, which led to officials ordering the actor to apologize. Pollini expressed dissatisfaction, stating that Majors’ apology attributed the incident to a “misunderstanding.”

Chaudry countered, claiming that no one had ever informed Majors about his behavior.

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