Jonathan Majors sentenced to 1 year of counselling in domestic assault case

Jonathan Majors was found guilty last year of beating and harassing his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, and was sentenced to one year of domestic violence counseling.

The actor, who presently resides in Los Angeles, is required to finish a 52-week domestic abuse program that is conducted in person. In the future, there will be a chance for some of the sessions to be conducted virtually.

Jonathan Majors needs to keep going to his enrolled mental health therapy sessions and report back on his development. In addition, the judge issued a permanent protective order prohibiting Jabbari and Majors from communicating. If he commits any crimes or infractions, he might go to jail.

Jonathan Majors sentenced to 1 year of counselling in domestic assault case

Judge Michael Gaffey handed down the sentence in a lower Manhattan courthouse on Monday, nearly four months after Majors was found guilty of two misdemeanour counts of harassment and assault against Jabbari.

After a two-week trial, he was set to be sentenced in January, but it was delayed to April due to now-dismissed motions filed by his legal team.

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Majors arrived in court with his current girlfriend, actor Meagan Good. He shook hands and hugged his family and supporters on his side of the courtroom then took his seat between his lawyers, Priya Chaudhry and Seth Zuckerman.

Jabbari entered the room shortly after and delivered a victim impact statement, saying that Majors “is not sorry and has not accepted responsibility” for the assault.

“He will do this again. He will hurt another woman. This is a man who believes he’s above the law,” Jabbari said. “I had a career and life and body, all of which he’s damaged.”

She also called Chaudhry and Zuckerman’s tactics of placing the blame on her during the trial “abhorrent” and “horrific.”

“I will not rest until he’s not a danger. He refuses to acknowledge guilt and take responsibility. He remains a danger to all those around him. I’ve seen his anger and he doesn’t have control over it,” Jabbari said.

Judge Gaffey explained that Majors’ absence of criminal history and prior arrests contributed to his decision not to give the actor jail time. He could have faced up to a year in prison. Majors showed little reaction in the crowded courtroom and declined to give a statement.

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Majors was arrested in March 2023 after he assaulted Jabbari in the backseat of a private vehicle. Majors denied that he assaulted Jabbari. He did not testify during the trial, but his defence team has repeatedly alleged that Jabbari, not Majors, was the aggressor in the vehicle that night.

Last month, Jabbari sued Jonathan Majors for assault and defamation, with the latter allegation stemming from his “Good Morning America” interview. During the ABC sit-down, Jonathan Majors claimed he “never laid [his] hands on a woman.” Jabbari also accused Majors of battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and malicious prosecution.

In her lawsuit, Jabbari alleged Majors assaulted her other times prior to the March 2023 altercation, including incidents in London and Los Angeles.

The suit also reveals text messages from when they were a couple, in which Majors dissuaded Jabbari from seeking medical help and threatened to kill himself. Parts of these texts were used in the December trial, though they were only allowed as background information and not evidence in the case.

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Shortly after the guilty verdict, Majors was fired from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which he played the new villain Kang the Conqueror, and his Hollywood career appears to be in limbo.

Jonathan Majors was previously dropped by his management company, Entertainment 360, and publicity firm, the Lede Company. During the sentencing, Chaudhry said that Majors is “optimistic” he’ll work in the film industry “soon.”

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