Jonathan Majors Compares Himself to Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama in New Audio Clip from Ongoing Domestic Violence Trial

He demanded that his then-girlfriend act more like Michelle Obama and Coretta Scott King

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BY Ben OkazawaPublished Dec 14, 2023

As Jonathan Majors's trial for the domestic abuse of his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari comes to a close, TMZ has begun to release evidence presented by both sides, including a bizarre audio clip in which he pleads for her to conduct herself more like Michelle Obama and Coretta Scott King — the wives of former president Barack Obama and late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., respectively. 

The Creed III and recurring Marvel star is heard in the clip reprimanding a crying Jabbari for going out with her friends and coming home drunk. 

"How dare you come home drunk and disturb the peace of our house when we have a plan?" he asks. "I would like to get to the point where your friends know what job I'm on and go, 'I think Grace is gonna be out of commission.'"

"Coretta Scott King, do you know who that is? That's Martin Luther King's wife. Michelle Obama — Barack Obama's wife," he continues, to an apologizing Jabbari. "My temper, my shit, my trauma, blah, blah, blah. All that said ... I am a great man. A great man. I am doing great things, not just for me, but for my culture and for the world. That is actually the position I'm in."

He goes on to demand that Jabbari match his supposed greatness — which, according to him, doesn't involve nights out with friends. 

"The woman that supports me, that I support ... needs to be a great woman and make sacrifices the way that man is making for her, and for them, ultimately," he rants. "Last night, two nights ago, you did not do that. You did not do that. Which took away from the plan, and the plan is everything."

As closing arguments are being made today, Jabbari is maintaining her accusation while Majors's lawyers are arguing that Jabbari is the one who assaulted him.

Listen to the full audio clip below and stay up to date with the trial by tapping into The Independent's live coverage. 

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