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Two More Women Accuse Jonathan Majors of Abuse

by Venus Sanders

Jonathan Majors, acclaimed for his role in "Creed III," faces fresh accusations of physical and emotional abuse from two former partners, Emma Duncan and Maura Hooper, according to a recent report by The New York Times.

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This comes on the heels of Majors' conviction in December for assaulting and harassing his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The investigation by The Times uncovered a pattern of volatility during Majors' tenure on HBO's "Lovecraft Country," where he portrayed Atticus Freeman. This volatility reportedly involved disputes with female colleagues, prompting complaints to the network.

Majors' attorney, Priya Chaudhry, characterized his relationships with Duncan and Hooper as a "love triangle" fraught with toxicity. However, Chaudhry vehemently denied the abuse allegations and any knowledge of complaints from "Lovecraft Country" co-workers.

The Times' four-month investigation included testimonies from 20 individuals familiar with Majors, some of whom spoke anonymously due to concerns about potential career repercussions. These accounts, along with statements presented during Majors' assault trial, shed light on a troubling narrative.

Similar accusations were previously detailed in a report by Rolling Stone in June, spanning a decade and involving allegations of abuse toward classmates, crew members, and romantic partners.

Duncan recounted instances of physical violence, alleging that Majors threw her around, choked her, and left bruises. Hooper, on the other hand, described enduring emotional abuse during her relationship with Majors, noting his controlling behavior and threats of suicide.

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According to Duncan, one particularly alarming incident occurred during a trip to Chautauqua, New York, in July 2016, where Majors threatened her life. In another instance in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Duncan claimed Majors physically assaulted her in a hotel room, leaving her bruised and traumatized.

Hooper shared her own harrowing experiences, detailing Majors' control over her movements and interactions. She recounted a distressing incident surrounding an abortion, alleging that Majors abandoned her at the clinic afterward.

In response to these accusations, Majors denied the physical abuse allegations, although he acknowledged some emotionally volatile behavior. He expressed regret for his past actions and disclosed ongoing counseling to address underlying issues.

Moreover, allegations of misconduct on the set of "Lovecraft Country" emerged, with three female crew members reportedly filing complaints against Majors. These complaints cited his argumentative demeanor, differential treatment of female colleagues, and derogatory remarks.

Chaudhry attempted to refute these claims by providing photos depicting amicable interactions between Majors and Duncan, as well as one of the crew members involved.

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In conclusion, the accusations against Jonathan Majors underscore a disturbing pattern of behavior, both in his personal relationships and professional environment. As the allegations continue to surface, they raise important questions about accountability and the treatment of women in the entertainment industry.


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