Ex-girlfriend of US movie star Jonah Hill makes explosive claims he was 'emotionally abusive'

  • 09/07/2023
Sarah Brady claims Hill would "gaslight" and "manipulate" her.
Sarah Brady claims Hill would "gaslight" and "manipulate" her. Photo credit: Image - Getty Images

US movie star Jonah Hill has been accused of being "emotionally abusive" by his ex-girlfriend Sarah Brady. 

Brady, a surfer and law student, dated Hill from 2020 to 2021. On Saturday (NZ time) she made explosive claims about her relationship with the American movie star in a raft of Instagram stories. 

She alleges Hill would "gaslight" and "manipulate" her into removing photos of herself surfing in a swimsuit. 

In one screenshot of text messages between the pair, Hill allegedly put it "plain and simple" of what his expectations of Brady were. 

"If you need: Surfing with men. Boundaryless (sic) inappropriate friendships with men. To model. To post pictures of yourself in a bathing suit. To post sexual pictures. Friendships with women who are in unstable places and from your wild recent past beyond getting lunch or coffee or something respectful," the text read.

"I'm not the right partner for you."

US media outlet Page Six could not confirm the validity of Brady's post. Representatives of Hill did not respond to their request for comment. 

On Sunday, Brady shared a picture in black in white, where the caption read: "Revving a pic I took down by request of a narcissistic misogynist."

In a separate purported message between the pair, Hill allegedly requested that his then-girlfriend remove photos of her "a** in a thong".

"Not a thong but k," Brady replied. 

Brady at the time said she had complied in removing the photos. However Hill then allegedly told her that it was a "good start" but Brady didn't "seem to get" his point. 

In another Instagram story, Brady also claimed the pair had been seeing a couple's therapist "once a week for four months" at the time of their relationship. 

She alleged their therapist told her at one point to "paddle away from any man that approached [her] in the water, no matter his age".

"I was instructed to say 'I'm going to go talk to my boyfriend' and then paddle away," Brady claimed. 

While the law student remained quiet during the pair's breakup, she's come out because "keeping it to [myself] was causing more damage to [my] mental health than sharing it could ever do".

"I too struggle with mental health but I do not use it to control ppl (people) like he did to me," she said.

"It's been a year of healing and growth with the help of loved ones and doctors to get back to living my life without guilt, shame and self-judgement for things as small as surfing in a swimsuit rather than a more conservative wetsuit. And I'm sure there's still much more healing from this abuse ahead of me."

Though she did appear to share some empathy for Hill, saying his actions did not necessarily make him a "terrible person".

"Someone being an emotionally abusive partner doesn't mean they're a terrible person (often stems from their own trauma) and at the same time it doesn't mean it's okay."

Hill has not yet addressed Brady's claims.