Actor Jonathan Majors sat down with Linsey Davis of Good Morning America for his first-ever televised interview this morning since being found guilty on two misdemeanor counts of reckless assault and harassment.
The Marvel star was arrested in March 2023 following a domestic dispute with then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, who claimed that he had become physically violent with her during a dispute in a private car. Before being found guilty of two misdemeanors, Majors initially faced four charges of assault, harassment, and aggravated harassment.
Speaking to Linsey Davis on GMA, Majors denied causing any of Jabbari’s injuries, which included a fractured middle finger and a cut behind her ear. “That did not happen,” he said.
When Davis pressed further and asked how the injuries may have came about, Majors took a long pause before replying, “I wish that I knew. That would give clarity, that would bring some type of peace about it.” He later maintained that he had “no question” that he was not responsible for the injuries.
The actor also admitted that he felt “shocked and afraid” after learning the six-person jury found him guilty in December 2023.
“I was absolutely shocked and afraid. And I was standing there, and the verdict comes down, and I said, ‘How is that possible?’ Based off the evidence, based off the prosecution’s evidence, let alone our evidence. How is that possible?” he said.
Evidence shared during the trial included photos of Majors’ own injuries, which included a scratch on his arm that claims came “from clawing for the phone” during the argument in the car, and a cut on his face. Good Morning America noted that this evidence was deemed inadmissible in court.
Majors also addressed the video footage shared during the trial that showed Jabbari chasing after him in the streets of New York following their dispute in the car. “If you watch those videos and you reverse that, and you saw a Black man chasing a young white girl down the street, screaming, crying, that man is going to be shot and killed in the streets of New York City,” he said.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said the evidence presented during the trial “illustrated a cycle of psychological and emotional abuse.”
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.”
Majors’ sentencing will take place on Feb. 6. He stands to face up to 12 months in prison, though GMA notes that legal analysts believe “it’s possible but unlikely” that he will face prison time.
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