On Monday, a Manhattan jury found Jonathan Majors guilty of two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault, while acquitting him on two other charges.
The 34-year-old Marvel actor was acquitted of intentional assault in the third degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree.
Seated alongside his attorneys and girlfriend Meagan Good, Jonathan Majors, who was wearing a dark gray suit, maintained a composed demeanor without displaying any visible reaction as the verdict was announced.
Judge Michael Gaffey scheduled Majors’ sentencing for February 6, 2024, with the actor potentially facing up to a year in jail.
In March, Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York City after he allegedly assaulted Grace Jabbari in the backseat of a private vehicle.
Grace testified that she grabbed Jonathan’s phone after seeing a text message from another woman that read, “Wish I were kissing you right now.”
Jabbari recounted feeling a forceful impact to her head as Majors attempted to retrieve his phone, resulting in noticeable bruising, swelling, and significant pain.
Jonathan’s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, released the following statement after the verdict:
It is clear that the jury did not believe Grace Jabbari’s story of what happened in the SUV because they found that Mr. Majors did not intentionally cause any injuries to her. We are grateful for that.
We are disappointed, however, that despite not believing Ms. Jabbari, the jury nevertheless found that Mr. Majors was somehow reckless while she was attacking him.
Mr. Majors is grateful to God, his family, his friends, and his fans for their love and support during these harrowing eight months.
Mr. Majors still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name.
After the verdict, District Attorney Alvin Bragg:
At the Manhattan D.A.’s Office, we are committed to centering survivors in all of our work.
The evidence presented throughout this trial illustrated a cycle of psychological and emotional abuse, and escalating patterns of coercion far too common across the many intimate partner violence cases we see each and every day.
Today, a jury determined that pattern of abuse and coercion culminated with Mr. Majors assaulting and harassing his girlfriend.
We thank the jury for its service and the survivor for bravely telling her story despite having to relive her trauma on the stand.
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