EntertainmentActor accused of assaulting his girlfriend, now facing court

Actor accused of assaulting his girlfriend, now facing court

Jonathan Majors was the star of "Creed III" or "Lovecraft Country"
Jonathan Majors was the star of "Creed III" or "Lovecraft Country"
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5:03 PM EST, December 5, 2023

The case involving Jonathan Majors has been a topic of discussion for months. The court is set to decide if the well-known Hollywood actor will face jail time for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Majors gained prominence through his roles in Netflix's "Da 5 Bloods" and HBO's "Lovecraft Country", catching the attention of Hollywood's high-profile figures. His involvement in mainstream productions increased as he took part in projects like "Creed III", which continued the cult series "Rocky", and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania", where he played the role of Kang the Conqueror. However, his current legal issues may pose significant problems for Marvel, as Kang was intended to feature in the upcoming "Avengers" series.

Majors was arrested in March 2023 after his girlfriend accused him of assaulting her in a taxi. The charges include third-degree assault; three attempted third-degree assaults, one case of aggravated second-degree harassment, and one case of second-degree harassment. The trial is underway, and fresh insights into their recent altercation are emerging.

According to initial findings, Majors, a 33-year-old man, was involved in an altercation with a 30-year-old woman. The victim told the police she was attacked, leading to the actor's arrest. The victim sustained minor head and neck injuries and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. It is reported that in a fit of rage, Majors allegedly hit the woman in the face with an open hand and choked her.

The actor experienced his first setback in court when his request to dismiss the lawsuit was denied. Majors recently appeared for his trial in New York, accompanied by his new girlfriend and clutching a bible.

The prosecution, in their opening remarks, accused Majors of exhibiting "cruel and manipulative behavior patterns of psychological and physical abuse" toward Grace Jabbari. They alleged that Majors' conduct drastically changed during their two-year relationship, wherein they planned on marriage and children. He was purportedly manipulative and controlling, even threatening suicide.

The prosecution detailed several instances of disruptive behavior at their home from Majors. In contrast, the defense questioned the credibility of Jabbari, referring to her as a "psychotic girl." They suggested Jabbari was mentally unstable and sought revenge on Majors, potentially leading to the derailment of his career.

"Majors' career has seen significant strides thanks to his consistent hard work and seemed unstoppable until his relationship with Jabbari ended, followed by these accusations (...) The world was lying at his feet. (...) This seems more like a story about a breakup rather than a crime. At least, Majors didn't commit one. The accusations are believed to be false, fueled by revenge to ruin Majors and usurp everything he worked hard for," said Majors' defense team.

The trial is in its early stages and is expected to last around two more weeks. If found guilty, Majors could spend up to a year in prison.

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