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Marvel axes Jonathan Majors after assault conviction; promising career grinds to a halt



Marvel axes Jonathan Majors after assault conviction; promising career grinds to a halt

In a shocking turn of events, Marvel Studios has swiftly dropped actor Jonathan Majors following his recent conviction for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The Manhattan court jury delivered the verdict on December 18, 2023, finding Majors guilty of reckless assault in the third degree and harassment. Presiding Judge Michael Gaffey has set the sentencing date for February 6, 2024, leaving Majors facing the possibility of up to a year in jail or probation.


Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Company wasted no time in severing ties with the actor, announcing his dismissal just hours after the jury’s decision. The trial originated from a March incident between Majors and his ex-partner, during which Jabbari claimed he attacked her in a car, leaving her in “excruciating” pain. She detailed allegations of Majors hitting her in the head, twisting her arm behind her back, and fracturing her middle finger. Majors vehemently denied all accusations, with his defense claiming that Jabbari was the aggressor.


In response to the guilty verdict, Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, released a statement asserting Majors’ continued faith in the legal process. Chaudhry stated, “Mr. Majors is grateful to God, his family, his friends, and his fans for their love and support during these harrowing months.” Despite the conviction, Majors himself has remained silent since the reading of the verdict.


Before the legal ordeal, Jonathan Majors was on a trajectory toward superstardom, securing roles in major Hollywood productions. His breakthrough came with “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” and he continued to make waves in “Devotion,” “Lovecraft Country,” “The Harder They Fall,” and “Da 5 Bloods.” Majors also starred in “Quantumania” and the 2023 release “Creed III.” The actor was set to feature prominently in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” scheduled for a May 2026 release. However, with Marvel cutting ties in the wake of the assault conviction, Majors’ promising career within the Marvel cinematic universe appears to have hit a roadblock.

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