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Jonathan Majors Found Guilty of Assault and Harassment

Updated: Jul 5

The Marvel actor was found guilty on two counts relating to a domestic incident with former girlfriend.

Jonathon Majors and Meagan Good walking into court. Jonathon Majors stands in court alongside lawyer.
Jonathon Majors faces up to a year in jail for two counts of harassment and assault. Current girlfriend Meagan Good supports Majors throughout the trial. (Photo Courtesy: AP Photo/YUKI IWAMURA/Steven Hirsch)

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania and Loki actor Jonathan Majors was found guilty of third-degree assault recklessly causing physical injury and second-degree harassment.


Majors was originally charged with third-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury, third-degree assault recklessly causing physical injury, second-degree aggravated harassment and second-degree harassment. The charges stem from a domestic violence incident with Majors’ former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, a British dancer and movement coach. 


The Hollywood Reporter notes that even though the assault charge has a maximum sentence of one year, attorneys don’t believe the actor will spend any time in prison. Since it’s Majors’ first conviction, it’s likely the judge will give him three years probation, anger management and community service, according to Manhattan-based civil rights and criminal defense attorney Cary London.


Key evidence for the prosecution featured a 33-minute compilation of surveillance videos from places the former couple visited on the night of March 24 and morning of March 25. The compilation begins with the couple leaving Majors’ apartment at 6:42 p.m.


The surveillance video includes an incident where Majors emerges from a car, clearly in a tussle with Jabbari. Majors attempts to put her back into the car, with what prosecutors claim to be great force. Majors proceeds to run away from the car and Jabbari follows. 


She testified that the incident came after she saw a text that read “Wish I was kissing you right now,” on Majors’ phone from someone named Cleopatra. Jabbari said that Majors also smacked her head, injuring her ear, and injured one of her fingers as they struggled for his phone.


Naveed Sarwar, Majors’ private chauffeur who was driving the SUV during the incident, testified. He testified that Majors was “trying to get rid of [Jabbari]” and telling her to leave him alone. 


“He was trying to throw her in the car,” Sarwar said, according to Business Insider. “I do remember [Majors] was pushing her back into the car to get rid of her.”


Jabbari also went to a nightclub that night with Chloe Zoller and Max Manning, who both testified for the prosecution. For one, Zoller testified that Jabbari said her finger hurt while they were in the club. 


Majors’ lawyers claimed that Jabbari drunkenly injured her own finger when she was by herself. They also claimed that she was a “scorned alcoholic” seeking revenge.


Jabbari finally arrived at Majors’ apartment at 3 a.m. the next morning and fell asleep in a walk-in closet after taking sleeping pills. Majors found her there and later called the police. 


The jury also heard about a fight between the former couple that happened in their Los Angeles home in July 2022. Majors threw a candle at Jabbari during this altercation, which happened during the time he was filming Magazine Dreams, a film where he portrays a bodybuilder. Jabbari said he was “full of rage and aggression” during this time period.


Additionally, the jury saw texts between the former couple in which Majors said he would kill himself. The texts weren’t admissible in court until Majors’ lawyer Priya Chuadhry opened the door for the texts to be cross examined. 

Chaudhry extensively questioned Jabbari about why she told emergency personnel that she did not remember how she was injured. According to the judge, Chaudhry was trying to take away Jabbari’s credibility while knowing that there might be another reason why Jabbari wasn’t forthcoming.


The jury began their deliberation on Dec. 14 and deliberated for an additional three hours the next day. The six-person jury read their verdict the following Monday, December 18. Majors is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 6.

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