Jonathan Majors to sit down in first interview since guilty verdict

Former Marvel star Jonathan Majors will appear on “Good Morning America” next week in his first interview since he was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari.

The 34-year-old sat down for an interview with Linsey Davis of ABC News Live, which is set to appear on the morning show Monday.

Additional segments will run on “GMA 3,” with an extended version of the interview set to air on Davis’ ABC News Live program “Prime” later in the day. IMPACT x Nightline will also run a half-hour special featuring more unaired segments that will air exclusively on Hulu on Jan. 11.

The sit-down interview comes just weeks after Majors was dropped by ABC and Marvel’s parent company, Disney, following his guilty verdict.

Majors was convicted on Dec. 18 of one count of third-degree assault and one count of harassment, but was acquitted of another count of assault and one charge of aggravated harassment.

He was arrested on March 25 after he and Jabbari got into a domestic dispute while taking a taxi home from a bar in Brooklyn.

Jabbari, a 31-year-old dancer from England, accused Majors of slapping her, fracturing her finger, twisting her arm and striking her right ear, causing her to bleed.

But Majors told police on the scene he suspected she had attempted suicide or overdosed.

The jury believed Majors recklessly assaulted Jabbari — but it was unintentional.

Additionally, the jury did not believe he intentionally harassed her inside the car but believed he did outside of it by picking her up and tossing her back inside.

“It is clear that the jury did not believe Grace Jabbari’s story of what happened in the SUV because they found that Mr. Majors did not intentionally cause any injuries to her. We are grateful for that,” Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said following the verdict.

“We are disappointed, however, that despite not believing Ms. Jabbari, the jury nevertheless found that Mr. Majors was somehow reckless while she was attacking him.”

“Mr. Majors is grateful to God, his family, his friends, and his fans for their love and support during these harrowing eight months.”

“Mr. Majors still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name.”

But Jabbari’s attorney, Ross Kramer, also issued a statement saying they are “gratified to see justice served.

“Ms. Jabbari testified publicly and truthfully even though reliving these traumatic events on the witness stand was obviously painful,” he said, according to The Independent.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg also issued a statement saying his office is “committed to centering survivors in all of our work.

“The evidence presented throughout this trial illustrated a cycle of psychological and emotional abuse, and escalating pattern of coercion far too common across the many intimate partner violence cases we see each and every day,” he said.

“Today, a jury determined that pattern of abuse and coercion culminated with Mr. Majors assaulting and harassing his girlfriend. We thank the jury for its service and the survivor for bravely telling her story despite having to relive her trauma on the stand.”

Majors was cast to become the overarching bad guy Kang the Conqueror in upcoming Marvel films after debuting the role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as well as both seasons of “Loki.” 

He was also signed to appear as the time-traveling supervillain in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” in 2026 and “Avengers: Secret Wars” in 2027.

The fifth Avengers movie is now only being referred to as “Avengers 5” as it remains in the script phase and no director has been attached, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It is unclear whether Marvel will now recast the role – which could prove difficult considering the baggage created by Majors – or rewrite the future projects for a different Marvel baddie. 

Majors is due to be sentenced on Feb. 6.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.


Written by SaleemBaloch

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