Rising Hollywood star Jonathan Majors was found guilty by a New York jury on Monday of assaulting and harassing ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari.
Jonathan Majors’s assault may lead to him serving a maximum of one year in prison and has disrupted Marvel’s franchise plans. The actor, who plays Kang the Conqueror, was expected to play a significant role in several upcoming films.
However, according to a source informed about Jonathan Majors’s assault, the studio has decided not to proceed with Jonathan Majors, confirming earlier reports from US entertainment media.
“Jonathan Majors was found guilty by a Manhattan Criminal Court jury of assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
“Majors will be sentenced on February 6”, it added
“The evidence presented throughout this trial illustrated a cycle of psychological and emotional abuse, and escalating patterns of coercion,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said.
“A jury determined that pattern of abuse and coercion culminated with Mr. Majors assaulting and harassing his girlfriend,” he added.
The six-member jury deliberated for over five hours across three days, as reported by local media.
Majors’ attorney attempted to change the narrative, arguing that it was Jabbari who victimized Majors. According to the defense, Jabbari allegedly attacked him in the car, and then, following their breakup, falsely accused him of assault.
“You are here to end this nightmare for Jonathan Majors,” lawyer Priya Chaudhry said through tears during her closing argument
Majors lodged a complaint against Jabbari, leading to her arrest on assault charges in October. However, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office subsequently closed the case, citing a lack of prosecutorial merit.
At the age of 34, Majors gained recognition for his role in the 2019 film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and secured lead roles in “Creed III” and a part in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”