Jonathan Majors, widely known for his role as Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been found guilty of assault and third-degree harassment by a jury in New York. The verdict was given by this six-person jury after four hours of discussion over three days. Majors stood with his attorneys and girlfriend beside him when the verdict was given. After the verdict, the attorney for the actor, Priya Chaudhry, said that Mr Majors is thankful to everyone who stood with him and supported him during these eight months.
As soon as the actor was found guilty, Marvel Cinematic Universe dropped the actor, known as Kang: The Conqueror, from all its upcoming projects. Before the arrest, Majors was supposed to star as the lead villain in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which was expected to be released in May 2026.
The assault and harassment charges were based on a physical dispute between the actor and his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari on the night they ended their two-year relationship in March. While Majors is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2024, the verdict led him to lose his connection with one of the biggest film franchises all over the world.
Grace Jabbari had accused Jonathan Majors of hitting her in the head, twisting her arm, and squeezing her middle finger until it fractured after she found out about a text message on his phone that read, “Oh, how I wish to be kissing you.” There were many recordings and text messages that led to the verdict of Majors being guilty, but the prosecutor termed it a plot by Grace to destroy the reputation of their client. Jonathan Majors did not testify, and his lawyers wished to portray him as the victim and that his ex-girlfriend had assaulted him after being jealous of those texts, but there was no evidence for the same.
Notably, the charges against majors were brought by the DA’s office in Manhattan and not by Ms. Jabbari. The office’s district attorney, Alvin Bragg, said that the psychological and emotional abuses done by Majors were “far too common across the many intimate partner violence cases we see every day.”