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Jonathan Majors convicted of assault (and may spend up to a year in jail)

Marvel's Kang actor Jonathan Majors has been found guilty of assault

Jonathan Majors
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Prominent actor Jonathan Majors has been found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend, reports Associated Press.

Of the four misdemeanors Majors was charged with by the Manhattan district attorney's office, the 34-actor was convicted of 3rd degree assault, 2nd degree harassment, and recklessly causing physical injury. The nine-member jury deemed Majors not guilty of two additional charges - 2nd degree aggravated harassment and a second 3rd degree assault charge.

This all stems from a horrific-sounding incident which occurred March 25, 2023 between Majors and his former girlfriend Grace Jabbari - whom he met on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

In the wake of Majors' crimes, his movie career has - as you can expect - suffered. His awards-focused movie Magazine Dreams has been shelved indefinitely, he was cut from an adaptation of Walter Mosley novel The Man in My Basement (which he was to star and executive produce), and he's been removed from several spokesperson gigs including with the US Army and the Texas Rangers. Even Majors' management company and public relations firm have dropped him as a client - and this was all before today's jury verdict.

Majors' remaining projects are an Amazon movie with Spike Lee in talks to direct, and 2026's Avengers: Kang Dynasty and 2027's Avengers: Secret Wars - both planned to be tentpole movies for Marvel and Disney as a whole. All of which, however, were announced before Majors' criminal charges.

Majors, who decided against taking the stand during this trial, remains free currently pending a sentencing hearing set for February 6, 2024. The judge has issued an order of protection for Jabbari, with the intent to spare her from any further physical or mental abuse from the actor.

According to the Associated Press, Majors could face up to a one-year jail term for these charges - or could be let go on probation. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is set to begin filming in early 2024.

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