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Actor Jonathan Majors Found Guilty of Assault and Harassment Charges

On Monday, a New York jury delivered a verdict of guilt against actor Jonathan Majors, known for his roles in Disney’s Marvel franchise and “Creed III,” in a case related to the assault and harassment of his former girlfriend during a domestic dispute.

Major’s Career Disrupted

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The verdict, which follows a trial that began on December 4, has potential consequences for Majors’ career in the entertainment industry.

Guilty on Assault and Harassment Charges

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Jonathan Majors was found guilty of one count of reckless assault in the 3rd degree and a non-criminal charge of harassment as a violation. However, he was acquitted on another assault charge and one count of aggravated harassment.

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No Comments From Major

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Majors maintained a composed demeanor during the reading of the verdict.

He left the courthouse without commenting to the media.

Legal Proceedings and Trial

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The trial stemmed from a domestic dispute in March involving Majors and his former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The actor had pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and aggravated harassment.

Physical Violence Against Former Girlfriend

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Prosecutors alleged that Majors used physical violence against Jabbari during the incident. 

His attorney, on the other hand, argued for his innocence, claiming that Jabbari was the aggressor in their argument.

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Prosecution Feels Vindicated

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Jabbari’s attorneys said, in a statement to a major media outlet, “We are gratified to see justice served by today’s guilty verdict. Ms. Jabbari testified publicly and truthfully, even though reliving these traumatic events on the witness stand was obviously painful. We are grateful to the jurors and the Judge for their attention and patience, and to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for their hard work and support.”

Major’s Attorney’s Hope To Clear His Name

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Priya Chaudhry, Majors’ lawyer, stated he “still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name” in a statement on Monday afternoon.

Marvel Studios’ Decision

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Following the news of Majors’ guilty verdict, it was reported that Marvel Studios would no longer proceed with any future projects involving the actor.

He had been slated to play the villainous Kang in the upcoming “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” 

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Potential Legal Consequences and Sentencing

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Jonathan Majors now faces potential legal consequences for his conviction. For the assault charge, he could be sentenced to up to one year in prison, and for the harassment violation, a maximum of 15 days in jail and a $250 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for February 6 next year.

Impact on His Career

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Before his legal troubles, Majors had a promising career. He has had high-profile roles in films like “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and the Disney+ series “Loki.”

Future Roles

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He was set to star in future Marvel projects, including “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars.”

With his career on hold due to the trial and the guilty verdict, the actor’s professional future now remains uncertain.

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