Jonathan Majors escapes jail time for assaulting ex-girlfriend

Mildred Europa Taylor April 08, 2024
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Actor Jonathan Majors has avoided jail time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari as he was sentenced to domestic violence programming on Monday.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Michael Gaffey, who decided that “jail is not necessary”, said the actor must complete a 52-week in-person batterers intervention program in Los Angeles and continue mental health counseling. He should also stay away from the victim, Jabbari, ABC News reported.

Majors faced a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail, but the Manhattan district attorney’s office did not seek jail time. Last week, a judge dismissed an appeal to toss his assault and harassment conviction and acquit him of the charges, Deadline reported.

In December, the former Marvel actor was found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend Jabbari. 

Majors, 34, was arrested last March in New York after Jabbari, who is also a British choreographer, accused him of attacking and injuring her. But Majors has maintained his innocence. Majors was found guilty of one count of assault and one count of harassment but was acquitted of another count of assault and one aggravated harassment count.

According to prosecutors, Majors and Jabbari were in a car in New York when she saw a text message from another woman on his phone, which read: “Wish I was kissing you right now.”

Prosecutors said that when Jabbari took the phone, Majors grabbed her, twisted her arm behind her back, and hit her in the head to get the phone back. Jabbari told the court that the attack left her with a fractured finger, a cut behind her ear, and bruising.

Although Majors has been spared jail time, the repercussions of his guilty verdict have already impacted him beyond the courtroom. The guilty verdict resulted in his removal from his Marvel role as Kang the Conqueror.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: April 8, 2024


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