On December 18, Marvel actor Jonathan Majors stood in front of a New York City jury and quietly listened as they announced that they had found him guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) star was first arrested back in March 2023 on charges of assault, strangulation, and harassment.
From the beginning, he professed his innocence and tried to use texts from his ex — Grace Jabbari — to try to boost his claims. His lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said that she was working with the District Attorney’s office in New York to try to get the charges against her client dropped. They also argued that the lawsuit should be dismissed, but that never happened.
Shortly after the guilty verdict became public, Marvel dropped the actor. Majors appeared in seasons one and two of the hit Disney+ show, Loki, and also in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Marvel had set him up to be the new villain in both phases five and six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even getting his own film — Avengers: The Kang Dynasty — which is set to be released in 2026. The Avengers movie will still happen, but we don’t know what its new title will be.
Since the verdict, Majors’ lawyer has repeatedly said that the Lovecraft Country star would prove his innocence, and indicated that they plan to appeal his guilty verdict. And it looks like Majors might use the media to help him.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Majors has booked his first television interview since his guilty verdict — and shockingly, it’s with Disney. Majors will sit down with ABC News anchor Linsey Davis:
ABC News anchor Linsey Davis has the interview with Majors, which will debut on Good Morning America on Monday, Jan. 8. Additional segments will run on GMA3, with an extended version set to stream on Davis’ ABC News Live program Prime later that day. IMPACT x Nightline will also have a half-hour special featuring more unaired segments on Jan. 11, exclusive to Hulu.
While it is highly unlikely that Majors will NOT be asked about the verdict, but we don’t know exactly how much he can or will be allowed to say. Should Majors appeal the verdict, his lawyer may not want him to say too much about the case.
While Majors was found guilty of reckless assault in the third degree and third-degree harassment, he was found not guilty of intentional assault in the third degree and not guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree. Legal experts think that it is unlikely that Majors will face any jail time for his crimes.
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