Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time

Actor is sentenced to probation in assault case that derailed his career
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 8, 2024 10:00 AM CDT
Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time
Jonathan Majors leaves court in New York on Dec. 18.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Actor Jonathan Majors was sentenced to probation but avoided jail time Monday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a high-profile case that derailed the once-promising star's career, reports the AP. The 34-year-old star of Creed III and other films had faced up to a year behind bars after he was convicted of misdemeanor assault by a Manhattan jury in December. Judge Michael Gaffey also ordered Majors to complete a 52-week in-person batterer's intervention program. He also has to continue with his mental health therapy. Following the guilty verdict, Majors was immediately dropped by Marvel Studios, which had cast him as Kang the Conqueror, a role envisioned as the main villain in the entertainment empire's movies and television shows for years to come.

The conviction stemmed from an altercation last March in which Majors' then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari accused him of attacking her in the back seat of a chauffeured car, saying he hit her head with his open hand, twisted her arm behind her back, and squeezed her middle finger until it fractured. Majors claimed the 31-year-old British dancer was the aggressor, flying into a jealous rage after reading a text message from another woman on his phone. He maintained he was only trying to regain his phone and get away from Jabbari safely. (More Jonathan Majors stories.)

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