Actor Jonathan Majors Sentenced to Probation in Assault and Harassment Case

Actor Jonathan Majors, known for his roles in “Creed III” and “Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of assault and harassment against his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The sentencing, which took place in New York City, was overseen by Judge Michael Gaffey on Monday. Majors will avoid jail time but has been ordered to complete a 52-week in-person batterer’s intervention program and continue with mental health therapy.

The actor’s sentencing was initially scheduled for early February but was postponed due to motions filed by Majors’ legal team. Last week, a New York judge rejected their motion to overturn the verdict. Majors’ attorney has not yet responded to requests for comment.

In a statement, Ross Kramer, an attorney for Jabbari, described the sentence as “serious” and appropriate for the severity of the crime. Jabbari spoke in court about the lasting effects of Majors’ behavior, highlighting the impact of domestic violence beyond the end of a relationship. Kramer praised Jabbari for speaking out and expressed hope that her example would empower other survivors to come forward.

In December, Majors was found guilty of assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree after a two-week trial. He was acquitted on two other counts of assault and harassment against Jabbari. The case had a significant impact on Majors’ career, with studios shelving upcoming projects, publicity and management firms dropping him, and his removal from ad campaigns. Marvel also cut ties with the actor, although no further details were provided.

Prosecutors alleged that Majors assaulted Jabbari in March 2023 after she discovered a romantic message on his phone from another woman. Majors was arrested the day after the incident, with Jabbari sustaining minor injuries, including a fractured finger. Prosecutors argued that the assault was part of a pattern of psychological and physical abuse.

Following his guilty verdict, Jabbari filed a civil lawsuit against Majors, accusing him of battery, assault, defamation, infliction of emotional distress, and malicious prosecution. The lawsuit claims a pattern of domestic abuse and alleges that Majors made false statements about the incident in an interview with ABC News, damaging Jabbari’s reputation.

Majors’ career had been on an upward trajectory before the assault allegations, with notable roles in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” and Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods.” He also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Loki” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” However, his involvement in upcoming projects, including “Magazine Dreams” and “48 Hours in Vegas,” was terminated following the assault accusations.

In a later interview with ABC News, Majors expressed disappointment with the guilty verdict but maintained a positive outlook for his future. The actor acknowledged the professional fallout and expressed hope for a comeback, emphasizing that it would be in God’s timing.

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1 Response

  1. As an avid fan of Jonathan Majors’ work, it is disheartening to hear about his recent legal troubles. It serves as a reminder that even those we admire can make mistakes. In light of this situation, my personal goal is to separate the artist from their actions and continue to appreciate the talent and creativity that Jonathan Majors brings to his roles.

    However, it is crucial to acknowledge the seriousness of assault and harassment. My plan is to educate myself further on the importance of consent, healthy

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