Jonathan Majors Arrives for Court as Assault Trial Begins

Jonathan Majors and Meagan Good arrive for court in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. (Credit: YouTube/CBS New York)

Jonathan Majors returned to court Wednesday in New York City, for the start of his domestic violence trial.

With current girlfriend — actress Meagan Good — by his side, the actor walked into Manhattan Criminal Court around 9:30 a.m. ET, according to published reports.

Majors, 34, carried a Bible and one of his “signature coffee cups” into court, the Associated Press reported.

The actor was arrested on March 25, following a dispute with his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari on a New York City street.

The confrontation began when Jabbari grabbed the actor’s phone from his hand after seeing a text message, believed to be from another woman, that said: “Wish I was kissing you right now,” according to prosecutors.

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Jabbari suffered minor injuries to her head and neck during the confrontation and was taken to a nearby hospital, an NYPD spokesperson said at the time.

Prosecutors charged Majors with multiple misdemeanor counts — including assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of harassment in the second degree.

The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star denied all of the allegations.

The actor’s legal team requested a motion to dismiss the case, which was denied by a judge.

Majors filed a counter-complaint against Jabbari in June, saying he was assaulted during their confrontation. The complaint alleged she scratched, slapped, and grabbed at his face, causing pain and bleeding.

On Aug. 3, the actor’s attorney Priya Chaudhry said Majors was “the real victim.”

“One hundred and thirty-one days ago, authorities unjustly cuffed Jonathan Majors in his own home,” Chaudhry said in a statement to Urban Hollywood 411. “Jonathan Majors, the real victim in this shameful ordeal, has had his life, career, and reputation torn apart.”

In October, Jabbari turned herself in and was arrested by the NYPD on misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief counts.

She did not comment as reporters yelled questions outside the NYPD’s 10th Precinct on Oct. 25. The choreographer was reportedly given a desk appearance ticket, which says a suspect must appear in court to answer charges. Although the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has said Jabbari won’t be prosecuted.

Jabbari’s attorney accused the NYPD of victimizing his client for no reason.

“It’s sad that she had to go through this because she is the victim in this case and she’s the survivor,” attorney Ross Kramer told reporters outside the 10th Precinct.

Majors faces up to a year in jail if convicted as charged. Meanwhile, his acting career hangs in the balance.

Earlier this month, Variety reported Marvel Studios execs are starting to “reconsider” the actor’s role as Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The studio is said to be toying with the idea of replacing Kang with another villain in future films.

In October, Disney removed the actor’s new film Magazine Dreams from its release calendar. The critically acclaimed bodybuilding drama had been scheduled to arrive in theaters on Dec. 8, 2023. Instead, the studio announced the film’s release date was “unset,” with no new date announced.