Actor Jonathan Majors, celebrated for his portrayal of Kang in the Marvel films, faces repercussions after a jury found him guilty of assaulting his former partner, British choreographer Grace Jabbari. The verdict has led to Marvel Studios severing ties with the 34-year-old actor, known for his pivotal role in the superhero blockbusters.
During the trial, Ms. Jabbari recounted an altercation in March, detailing the injuries she sustained, including a fractured finger, bruising, a cut behind her ear, and intense pain, according to reports by BBC. The jury’s decision, announced after three days of deliberation, resulted in Majors potentially facing up to a year in jail and the loss of his prime role in the Marvel franchise.
Jonathan Majors made his debut as Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” in 2023 and was slated to appear in multiple upcoming Avengers films, forming a crucial part of Marvel’s cinematic universe. However, following the verdict, a source close to the matter revealed to AFP that the studio would no longer proceed with Majors in any future projects, confirming earlier reports by US entertainment media.
The legal proceedings stemmed from an incident in late March involving Majors and the 30-year-old Jabbari during a car ride in Manhattan. Allegations surfaced concerning a text message received by Majors, prompting a dispute when Jabbari attempted to access his phone, suspecting communication with another woman, local media reported. The ensuing struggle led to conflicting claims by their legal representatives regarding the circumstances of the altercation over the device.
“Jonathan Majors was found guilty by a Manhattan Criminal Court jury of assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree,” the prosecutor’s office stated, adding that Majors is scheduled for sentencing on February 6.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg highlighted the trial’s portrayal of a distressing pattern of psychological and emotional abuse, culminating in Majors’ assault and harassment of his former girlfriend.
Majors, recognized for his roles in notable films such as “Creed III” and his Emmy-nominated performance in “Lovecraft Country,” now faces a significant professional setback following his conviction. The actor’s future prospects in the entertainment industry hang in uncertainty following this legal ruling, impacting both his career trajectory and public image.
Sources By Agencies