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Marvel actor Jonathan Majors is found guilty of assault and harassment towards his ex-girlfriend. At least that’s what a New York jury determined.
Update: It was seen coming and it finally happened. After his verdict was announced, Variety reported that Marvel Studios has already decided to remove Jonathan Majors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he played the villain ‘Kang, The Conqueror.
After two weeks where evidence and witnesses were presented, On December 18, it was announced that a New York jury found Marvel actor Jonathan Majors guilty.for the crimes of reckless assault in the third degree and also harassment.
According to the portal The Hollywood Reporterthe jury made up of six people released the verdict in the case of Jonathan Majors, who also faced accusations of aggravated assault and harassmentcrimes of which he was ultimately acquitted.
Jonathan Majors found guilty of assault and harassment
As you remember, on December 4, a trial began against Jonathan Majors due to an incident of domestic violence that occurred on March 25, where the actor – known for his role as ‘Kang, The Conqueror’ – allegedly He hit his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
At that time it was reported that the fight began when Jonathan Majors’ girlfriend started arguing with him after leaving a bar in Brooklyn, and while both returned home aboard a taxi. The reason? that a woman sent a romantic message to the actor.
The actor’s defense could not deny the evidence presented against him
The NYPD responded to a call near the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattanwhere a woman with apparent facial injuries and after leaving the hospital, said she had a fight with Jonathan Majors the night before.
Authorities arrested the Marvel actor after seeing Grace Jabbari. she had a laceration behind her ear and a broken finger. Although Majors pleaded not guilty to all charges at the time, authorities showed several pieces of evidence against him that his defense could not deny.
The sentence for Jonathan Majorswhose future within the MCU was pending what happened at his trial, is scheduled for February 6 2024 and could face up to a year in prison.
The evidence that the NYPD presented against Jonathan Majors
During the trial against Jonathan Majors, authorities showed several pieces of evidence that blamed the actor. One of them was a video that went viral on social networks and which showed Majors arguing in the street with Jabbariwho in the end ended up in a club in the company of people who helped her.
That day the actor went to spend the night at a hotel and said he called 911 when he saw that, the next day, his girlfriend was unconscious in the bathroom. The thing is that the authorities found that Jabbari did go to the club to forget about the bad time, but Majors was the one who caused the injuries.
Apparently the actor used violence against his ex-girlfriend for a time
Jonathan Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, even tried to prove that everything that happened was Jabarri’s way of getting revenge. During the trial, the defense assured that the victim was the actoras he indicated that his fear was about “what happens when a black man in America calls 911.”
The point is that the prosecutors presented some text messages showing that Grace Jabbari was a long-time victim of domestic violence, Well, in a message sent in September 2022, the actor seemed to convince the woman not to seek medical attention for an injury.
“They will ask you questions, and since I don’t think you really protect us, it could lead to an investigation even if you lie and they suspect something,” Majors wrote to his then-girlfriend whom he also assaulted after Grace went out partying for a night.
Although the verdict took many by surprise, others already expected it. And we must remember that in June of this year, Rolling Stone published a report citing more than 20 sources, who detailed that Jonathan Majors physically, mentally and emotionally abused other ex-partnersas well as schoolmates and film staff.
They had already pointed out Jonathan Majors for being an aggressive person
In the report in question, more than a dozen sources (who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation) said that Jonathan Majors emotionally abused two of his ex-partners. In fact, with one of them the attacks became physical.
The sources too They accused him of being “unprofessional” and even pushing someone during the recording of the movie ‘Magazine Dreams’which will be released in December of this year, and others even stated that since college he was a violent and problematic person.
“His behavior was very problematic for his class. “Many people felt in physical danger around him and certainly in mentally precarious positions because of him.”a Yale alumnus told the magazine about Jonathan Majors.
At that time, the actor’s legal defense said that the accusations published in Rolling Stone were false and based on rumors.. Something that apparently was not the case in the Jonathan Majors trial, where the jury found the actor guilty.