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Jonathan Majors faces new accusations of abuse from other women

Simon Calder’s Travel

Two of Jonathan Majors’ ex-girlfriends have spoken out against him in a new interview in which they say the actor was physically and emotionally abusive toward them.

Emma Duncan and Maura Hooper both dated the actor in drama school before he shot to fame playing Marvel roles like Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Mr Majors was also set to star in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, but was fired from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after he was found guilty of having abused his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, a 31-year-old dancer from England, in December by a Manhattan jury.

He was convicted of assault in the third degree and harassment. Marvel later changed the name of the upcoming film to Avengers 5.

Ms Duncan accused Mr Majors of choking her, throwing her around and bruising her, while Ms Hooper accused him of emotional abuse, according to a New York Times article about the allegations.

Additionally, women who’d previously worked with Mr Majors spoke out against him, calling some of his behaviour on set problematic. One woman said he made a derogatory racial remark about her looks. Mr Majors denied that encounter.

Much of their accounts were relayed in pretrial statements given to the prosecution’s office ahead of Mr Majors’ trial, but were not entered into evidence due to a ruling given by the presiding judge.

Such statements have been helpful in domestic abuse cases.

Both women said they experienced love bombing in the early days of their relationships with the actor before they took a turn. In one instance in July of 2016, Ms Duncan said Mr Majors “threatened to strangle and kill” her.

Priya Chaudhry, an attorney for Mr Majors, told the outlet a fight had happened but that Mr Majors did not threaten to kill or strangle Ms Duncan.

At another point in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mr Majors “pushed Ms Duncan into the couch and began to choke her,” the pretrial statement read. He continued telling her “I’m going to kill you” and “I’m going to make sure you can’t have children.”

Ms Chaudhry told the outlet her client did not make those remarks.

Additional allegations made by Ms Duncan include more instances of abuse, including Mr Majors flipping furniture and destroying her belongings and family heirlooms.

Much of the described accounts mirror allegations Ms Jabbari made against Mr Majors at trial in…

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