Jonathan Majors opened up about his struggles with suicidal ideation during his first-ever televised interview on Good Morning America after he was recently found guilty of assaulting and harassing his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
Incriminating text messages shown in court during the assault trial showed Majors threatening suicide and admitting to causing physical injury against Jabbari in a separate incident about six months before he was arrested and charged. In the messages that were read in court, Majors appeared to try to convince her not to seek medical attention because “it could lead to an investigation.” The nature of the incident was not made clear at the time.
He later wrote, “Last night I considered killing myself versus coming home. Or maybe I’m such a monster and horrible man, I don’t deserve it. And I should just kill myself. In this way, my existence is miserable, I want to die.”
When asked during his appearance on Good Morning America if he still felt suicidal , Majors admitted that he’s struggled with suicidal ideation since he was young.
“Removing myself from situations permanently is a thought that I had since I was kid, since I was a young boy on the farm in Texas,” he said. “It’s not there anymore, I’ve done the work to keep it at bay and make sure it’s not there anymore.”
He did not address the other contents of the messages shared in court.
Additional evidence shared in court included a recording of Majors yelling at his accuser. During her testimony, Jabbari alleged that Majors became upset with her in September 2022 after she went out with a friend while he was filming Loki in London.
On GMA, Majors explained that he was simply “trying to give an analogy of what it is I’m aspiring to be.” He said, “One of the other things is that, I need her, in that case Grace, to make the sacrifices that I am making.”
Later on, he praised his current girlfriend, actress Meagan Good, who was also present at the GMA interview and briefly appeared on camera. “She’s an angel,” he said. “She’s held me down like a Coretta.”
Majors also denied that he caused Jabbari’s injuries, which included a cut behind her ear and a fractured middle finger.
In a statement to Good Morning America, Jabbari’s attorney said, “It is not at all surprising that Mr. Majors continues to take no accountability for his actions. The timing of these new statements demonstrates a clear lack of remorse for his actions.”
The actor stands to be sentenced on Feb. 6. He could face up to a year in prison or possibly parole.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, help is available. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-799-7233, or text START to 88788.
If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988.