Today, actor Jonathan Majors was found guilty on two of the four counts against him in connection with a March 25 incident involving his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The jury convicted Majors of misdemeanor assault and harassment, shedding light on a tumultuous relationship that has captured public attention.
The incident unfolded when Jabbari discovered a text on Majors' phone from another woman. According to her testimony, this discovery led to a physical altercation where Majors allegedly assaulted her. Majors, however, has consistently maintained his innocence through his attorney, Priya Chaudhry.
During the two-week trial, Jabbari took the stand, recounting her experience and expressing fear throughout their relationship. She claimed to be afraid that Majors would harm himself if she left him. Prosecutors argued that Majors slapped Jabbari and fractured her finger after she took his phone. Surveillance footage from that night showed Jabbari getting out of an SUV, with Majors allegedly picking her up and forcefully putting her back inside, likened to throwing a football.
The verdict resulted in the judge issuing a new order of protection for Jabbari and scheduling Majors' sentencing for February 6. If sentenced, Majors could face up to one year in jail. Throughout the trial, Majors did not testify.
Majors' defense contends that he is the victim in this case, emphasizing that he sustained scratches during the altercation. Chaudhry suggested that the arrest might have been influenced by the racial dynamics, with Majors being black and Jabbari being white.
The consequences of this legal battle extend beyond the courtroom. Majors, known for his roles in "Creed III" and "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," faced setbacks in his rapidly rising career after the allegations surfaced. Some of his work, including the anticipated film "Magazine Dreams," has been either pulled or postponed. This also affected his involvement in upcoming Marvel films including, "Avengers: The Kang Dynasty."