Jonathan Majors Found Guilty of Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

London, United Kingdom - February 15,2023: Jonathan Majors attends the European Premiere of "Creed III" at Cineworld Leicester Square in London, England. (Credit: Shutterstock)

A New York City jury found Jonathan Majors guilty on Monday of two misdemeanor counts – one assault charge and one harassment charge — during a confrontation in March with his ex-girlfriend.

The Marvel star was acquitted of one count of intentional assault in the third degree and one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, according to the Associated Press.

Majors, 34, was accompanied by current girlfriend, actress Meagan Good. He declined to comment as the two left the courthouse.

The actor faces up to a year in jail following his conviction. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 6.

Defense attorney Priya Chaudhry released a statement to Urban Hollywood 411 shortly after the verdict was handed down, criticizing accuser Grace Jabbari.

“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,” Chaudhry said. “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.”

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The Yale educated, Lompoc, California native was a rising star in Hollywood before his legal saga began.

He was set to star in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as supervillain Kang the Conqueror. Instead, Marvel cut ties with Majors shortly after the verdict came down, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Majors was arrested after Jabbari accused him of assaulting her on March 25, 2023, as they rode in the back of a chauffeured SUV.

The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were all misdemeanors.

According to court testimony, the March 25 confrontation started when Jabbari, 30, noticed a text message on Majors’ phone from a woman named Cleopatra, who wrote “wish I was kissing you.” Jabbari grabbed the phone to read the message. She said Majors responded by twisting her arm behind her back.

Prosecutor Michael Perez told jurors, “He grabbed and squeezed her hand, her right middle finger specifically,” and then “struck a blow that swiped across the right side of her head.”

Meantime, Chaudhry said Majors was the real victim, and alleged Jabbari slapped, clawed and physically attacked the actor during the confrontation.

The actor was accused of a “pattern of abuse” during the two-week trial. The evidence presented by prosecutors included voice recordings of conversations between Majors and Jabbari; photos of Jabbari’s alleged injuries; video of a confused Jabbari “unconscious” in Majors’ home; and video of the actor running away from her after the confrontation.

Photos presented in the trial showed bruising on one of Jabbari’s fingers, a cut behind her ear, and alleged bruising on her neck.

In a recording of a 911 call from March 26, Majors said he found Jabbari “unconscious” inside a closet in his apartment. The Creed III star told the dispatcher she was “naked from the bottom down” and he believed she “attempted suicide.”

In surveillance video, Majors appeared to pick Jabbari up after she got out of the back of the SUV they were in, and pushed her back into the vehicle. She got out of the car again, leading to a short scuffle on the sidewalk. Majors then ran down the street trying to flee Jabbari and she chased him.

Body-camera footage recorded by responding NYPD officers showed Jabbari on the floor and struggling to get up.

A text message exchange between Majors and Jabbari entered into evidence appeared to show the actor admitting to previously physically assaulting Jabbari, and begging her not to go to the hospital in September 2022.

Majors told her she had “no perspective of what could happen” if she sought help. “They will ask you questions, and as I don’t think you actually protect us, it could lead to an investigation even if you do lie and they suspect something,” Majors wrote in a text.

Majors filed a counter-complaint against Jabbari in June, saying he was assaulted during the confrontation.

In October, Jabbari was arrested by the NYPD on misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief counts. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said it has no plans to prosecute Jabbari.

As for Majors, his acting career hangs in the balance.

Just days before his arrest, Majors was announced as the lead in Spike Lee’s upcoming film, Da Understudy, about the understudy of a Broadway production who “finds a role he’s willing to kill for.” The status of the film is unclear.

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.