Jonathan Majors speaks after guilty verdict in assault case
Jonathan Majors, the 34-year-old Marvel actor known for his role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, broke his silence following his guilty verdict for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, last month, people.com reports.
Citing a recent interview with ABC News, the outlet adds that during the interview on Good Morning America, Majors expressed his shock and fear upon hearing the verdict, questioning its basis given the evidence presented.
The actor highlighted that the timing of the interview was crucial, emphasising the significant events in both his personal life and career. Despite the verdict, Majors conveyed gratitude for the support he has received, acknowledging the challenges he now faces, including being unable to see his daughter due to the ongoing legal proceedings.
In response to Majors’ interview, Grace Jabbari’s attorney, Brittany Henderson, criticised him for not taking accountability and disparaging the jury system. Henderson argued that Majors’ statements demonstrated a lack of remorse for his actions, making sentencing decisions straightforward.
The charges against Majors stem from an alleged altercation with Jabbari in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighbourhood in March, resulting in a split verdict. Majors was found guilty of misdemeanour assault and harassment, while being acquitted of other charges related to intent and aggravated harassment.
Priya Chaudhry, one of Majors’ defence lawyers, issued a statement expressing gratitude for the jury’s rejection of Jabbari’s version of events. Chaudhry, however, expressed disappointment in the jury’s finding of recklessness on Majors’ part during the alleged attack.
As Majors awaits sentencing on February 6, where he could face up to a year in jail, the case continues to shed light on issues of domestic violence.