Jonah Hill’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Brady accuses him of ‘emotional abuse’

The texts show Hill allegedly trying to control what Brady posts on social media


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: Jonah Hill and Sarah Brady attend the "Don't Look Up" World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix)

Jonah Hill’s former girlfriend Sarah Brady has claimed the Jewish actor subjected her to “emotional abuse” during their relationship. 

Brady, a surf instructor, shared a series of screenshots on her Instagram allegedly showing text message exchanges between her and Hill. 

Hill and Brady dated in 2021 and made their red-carpet debut at the premiere of Don’t Look Up in December 2021. They later parted ways in early 2022. 

In one screenshot, the 21 Jump Street actor allegedly asked her to take down photographs of herself in bathing suits on her Instagram profile. 

He added: “Respect however you want to live your life you only get one. Sort of done with explaining myself.”

In an attempt to reassure him, Brady said she had “removed” three posts, except her “best surfing video” and asked if he would “feel better if the cover frame was different”.

Hill allegedly replied: “Yes one that isn’t of your ass in a thong.”

Brady went on to say: “Not a thong but k”, to which Hill responded: “And as far as other pictures you in a bathing suit surfing or not… I’m done. There’s tons I’m just going back the past month.”

After she told him that she had deleted “all the posts”, the Hollywood star said that while it was a “good start”, she didn’t “seem to get” what he wanted.

He allegedly went on to say in a text: “But it’s not my place to teach you. I’ve made my boundaries clear. 

“You refuse to let go of some of them and you’ve made that clear and I hope it makes you happy.”

In a separate set of messages, Hill allegedly sets out “boundaries for a romantic partnership” to Brady. 

The message said: “Plain and simple. 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 a lunch or coffee or something respectful.

“I am not the right partner for you. If these things bring you to a place of happiness, I support it and there will be no hard feelings. These are my boundaries for a romantic partnership.

“My boundaries with you based on the ways these actions have hurt our trust.”

Sharing the message on Instagram, Brady captioned the post: “F*** it. See the misuse of the term ‘boundaries’?”

In another Instagram Story, Brady wrote: “I too struggle with mental health but I do not use it to control [others] like he did to me.

“It’s been a year of healing and growth with the help of loved ones and doctors to get me 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.”

A second Instagram story from Brady said: “If I could have one wish for him it would be that he is surrounded by feminist men who can hold him accountable to grow in the ways he has expressed he wants to. I think fame can put people in an echo chamber of viewpoints, which can enable emotionally abusive behaviour.”

A final post read: “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 OK.”

Hill was born to Jewish parents, Sharyn Lyn, a costume designer, and long-time Hollywood business manager Richard Feldstein who have advised the likes of Kate Hudson, Paul Rudd, and Adam Levine.

He has embraced his Jewish roots and once described himself to the New York Times as “a nice Jewish boy” and had a bar mitzvah ceremony.

Hill has also gained praise for speaking openly about his mental health in the 2022 Netflix documentary Stutz.

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