Marvel Actor Jonathan Majors Goes on Trial in NYC Domestic Assault Case

Marvel Actor Jonathan Majors Goes on Trial in NYC Domestic Assault Case – Jonathan Majors, the Marvel actor, is scheduled for trial in New York City on Wednesday, facing charges of assaulting his ex-girlfriend during a March incident inside a taxi near their residence in lower Manhattan. Majors, accompanied by his new girlfriend, actress, and model Meagan Good, arrived at Manhattan Criminal Court.

Holding a Bible, a petite notebook, and a ceramic mug, he occupied the front row of the gallery, with Good’s arm embracing him. The court anticipated a hearing  to determine the admissibility of evidence by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office before commencing jury selection for the trial. The “Loki” star, 34, faces misdemeanor assault and harassment charges.

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Stemming from a March 25 altercation that erupted after Majors’ ex, professional dancer Grace Jabbari, saw a text on his phone that read, “I wish I was kissing you right now,” court papers say. Majors entered a not guilty plea against charges that pose a threat to his burgeoning Hollywood career. The actor has played major roles in the Michael B. Jordan film “Creed III” and Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” franchise. 

If convicted on all of the counts he’s facing, he could spend up to a year in jail. Judge Michael Gaffey has not made a ruling regarding whether Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office can inform jurors about a separate London incident from September 2022, which they assert is linked to the case but for which they have provided limited details.

Once the trial begins, prosecutors plan to introduce evidence that Majors manhandled Jabbari, 30, after she grabbed Majors’ phone to see who sent the “I wish I was kissing you” message — including by twisting her forearm and hitting her in the ear. After Jabbari attempted to follow Majors out of the car, the actor “grabbed her, picked her up, and threw her back inside,” according to the DA’s office. 

Jabbari sustained “substantial pain, including a fractured finger, bruising about her body, a laceration behind her right ear, and a bump on her head,” the DA’s court papers say. Majors’ legal team has sought to depict him as a victim in the case, highlighting the NYPD’s acknowledgment of probable cause based on Majors’ June complaint against Jabbari for attacking him. 

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Despite this, prosecutors remain unconvinced and stand firm on charging Majors. Additionally, Majors’ lawyers have unveiled video evidence aiming to cast doubt on the extent of Jabbari’s injuries, including footage of her allegedly fractured finger being twirled at a dance club shortly after the altercation with Majors.

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