Jonathan Majors faces sentencing after judge dismisses appeal against his conviction

Francis Akhalbey April 04, 2024
Jonathan Majors -- Photo: ColliderVideo

Jonathan Majors is set to be sentenced on April 8 after a judge on Monday 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 Grace 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. 

The six-person jury’s verdict was announced after three days of deliberations and a 10–day-long trial. 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.

The motion seeking Judge Michael Gaffey to toss the Creed III star’s conviction was filed by his lawyer in February, CNN reported. But prosecutors in another filing called on the judge to toss the motion. 

Responding to the judge’s decision in a statement, Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, said the actor “feels disappointed by the outcome of the motion, yet he upholds respect for the process.”

“He continues to draw strength from his friends, fans, family, and dogs, harnessing his art and creativity. As he eagerly anticipates closing this chapter, he looks forward to redirecting his time and energy fully toward his family and his art,” the statement added.

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 faces a misdemeanor charge and a potential one-year jail term, 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 4, 2024

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