Jonathan Majors Found Guilty of Assault & Harassment in Domestic Violence Case: A Brief Overview

• Jonathan Majors found guilty of misdemeanor assault and harassment
• Not guilty on one count of assault and one count of aggravated harassment
• Charges stemmed from an alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari

Here is what happened:

Jonathan Majors was found guilty on some charges in his assault case. A jury determined Dec. 18 that the Lovecraft Country star is guilty of misdemeanor assault and harassment, according to NBC News. He was also found not guilty on one count of assault in third degree and one count of aggravated harassment. The charges stemmed from an alleged March 25 incident with his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, who said the Marvel actor physically assaulted her after she grabbed his phone to see alleged texts between him and another woman. Prosecutors accused Majors of slapping Jabbari’s face and fracturing one of her middle fingers, per the outlet.

During the trial, Jabbari testified that she felt “on edge” during her relationship with Majors. “I had low self-esteem, I lost a lot of weight,” the British dancer said in court, per NBC News. “I felt really dependent on him because he was the only one who knew what went on. I still did try to see my friends and family but I felt like I was lying to them. I felt isolated.” She said the pair were riding in the back of a car on the day of the alleged attack, when she saw a text from “Cleopatra” on his phone that read, “Wish I was kissing you.”

Majors—who now faces up to one year in jail—has maintained his innocence in the case. “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows,” his lawyer Priya Chaudhry said in a March 26 statement to E! News. “We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently.”

Following the verdict, Chaudhry said in a statement to The Daily Beast that they are “grateful” 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.” Chaudhry said they are “disappointed,” however, that 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,” the attorney continued. “Mr. Majors still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name.”

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