Jonathan Majors, a well-known actor, recently spoke out for the first time since his assault conviction. Majors was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, by a New York City jury last month. In his recent interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Majors expressed shock at the verdict, maintaining his innocence and stating he “never hit a woman.”
The charges against Majors stemmed from an altercation that took place in March in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood with Jabbari, his girlfriend of two years at the time. The jury found Majors guilty of misdemeanor assault in the third degree and second-degree harassment, while acquitting him of misdemeanor aggravated harassment and misdemeanor assault with intent to inflict bodily harm.
Majors, who played Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel film “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” and appeared in the Disney+ series “Loki,” expressed his disbelief at the verdict. He stated, “I was absolutely shocked and afraid. I’m standing there, and the verdict comes down. I say, ‘How is that possible based on the evidence, based on the prosecution’s evidence, let alone our evidence? How is that possible?’” He continued to assert his innocence regarding Jabbari’s injuries, saying, “That did not happen. I wish to God I knew. That would give clarity. That would give me some type of peace about it.”
Majors also commented on the impact of the case on his personal and professional life. He revealed that he hadn’t seen his daughter for a long time due to the case and that his relationship with actress Meagan Good had been a source of support during this challenging time. Despite the conviction and the subsequent fallout, including being dropped by Marvel Entertainment, Majors remains hopeful about his future in Hollywood.
The actor’s sentencing is scheduled for February 6, where he faces up to a year in jail. His lawyers have indicated that Majors is unlikely to go to jail and may file an appeal about the use of text messages in the case.
This situation highlights the complexities and repercussions of legal battles involving public figures. Majors’ case has sparked discussions about the impact of such allegations on a person’s career and personal life, regardless of the legal outcome. The entertainment industry, particularly Marvel Entertainment, has responded by distancing itself from Majors, reflecting the increasing sensitivity of companies to legal and ethical controversies involving their associated talent. The case also underscores the importance of legal processes and the consequences they bear on the lives of those involved, both the accused and the accusers.