While many families were making holiday plans, baking cookies, and doing some last-minute shopping, Marvel actor Jonathan Majors was spending his time in a New York City courtroom. Majors was on trial for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, back in March 2023. Majors was arrested for the assault, in which Jabbari claimed he hit her on the head, broke her finger, and tried to strangle her.
From the beginning, Majors said that he was innocent, but he did admit to arguing with Ms. Jabbari. Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said that the evidence would prove the Loki star’s innocence. However, a jury disagreed and found Majors guilty of assault in the third-degree and third-degree harassment. He was found not guilty of intentional assault in the third degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree.
Now, just weeks after being found guilty, Majors’ sat down with ABC News Live reporter Linsey Davis to talk about the verdict, and the violent night that started it all.
Davis started off by asking Majors how he felt when the jury came back and said that he was guilty.
“I was absolutely shocked and afraid. How is that possible? Based off the evidence, based off the prosecution’s evidence, let alone our evidence.”
When Davis asked about how Ms. Jabbari received the injuries that were photographed by police, Majors said, “I wish to God I knew.”
“I wish to God I knew. That would give clarity and that would give me some type of peace about it.”
Majors continued to claim that Jabbari was the one who started the altercation. Majors said that Jabbari climbed on top of him, squeezed his face, and slapped him.
“She went to grab the phone, I held the phone. I pulled the phone back. She came on top of me, squeezed my face, slapped me. That’s all I remember.”
Davis then pointed out that the jury decided that, while Majors did not “intend” to hurt Jabbari, his recklessness caused her to sustain some serious injuries. She then asked if he was “reckless”.
“I was reckless with her heart. Not with her body. I shouldn’t have been in the car. I shouldn’t have stepped out of the relationship. I shouldn’t have been in the relationship. If I’m not in the car, none of this is happening.”
Shortly after the verdict was read, Marvel and Disney announced that they were no longer working with Majors. The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star had been set to be Marvel’s next big villain. He was even going to get his own film – Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The movie is set to hit theaters in 2026.
His other film, Magazine Dreams, which is owned by Disney was removed from its intended release date back in January. We do not know if and when Disney will announce a new release date.
Disney is planning on continuing with the new Avengers movie, but it will no longer be called The Kang Dynasty. Majors’ lawyer has indicated that he plans to appeal the guilty verdict.
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