Marvel Studios Drops Emmy-Nominated Actor Jonathan Majors Following Assault Conviction
Emmy-nominated actor Jonathan Majors has been dropped by Marvel Studios after being convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend. The conviction stemmed from an attack on British choreographer Grace Jabbari during an argument that took place in March. A jury in New York found Majors guilty of attacking and harassing Jabbari, leading to serious injuries, including a fractured finger, bruising, and a cut behind her ear.
Majors, known for his role as Kang the Conqueror in Marvel films, was expected to play a major part in several upcoming Marvel projects. However, Marvel had already postponed the release dates for the films in which Majors was set to play the lead role. It remains uncertain if Marvel Studios will replace Majors with another actor or write his character out of the movies entirely.
The actor’s upcoming film, “Magazine Dreams,” in which Majors starred and was considered an Oscar contender, also had its release postponed following his arrest. Additionally, the US Army dropped Majors from a significant advertising campaign in response to his conviction becoming public knowledge.
Majors could face up to a year in prison when he is sentenced in February. Although acquitted on charges of aggravated harassment and assault with intent to cause physical harm, he was found guilty of assault by recklessly causing physical injury and harassment. Text messages exchanged between the former couple were presented as evidence during the trial, revealing Majors’ attempts to exert control over his girlfriend through both physical and emotional violence.
In response to her abuser being held accountable for his actions, Jabbari’s lawyer underscored her client’s strength and resilience throughout the process. Seeking justice, Jabbari has been praised for her bravery in coming forward and making sure that her voice was heard.
Meanwhile, Majors’ lawyer released a statement reaffirming his client’s belief in his innocence and expressing his desire to clear his client’s name. However, given the jury’s unanimous decision, it remains to be seen how Majors will move forward in light of his conviction.
As Marvel Studios continues to grapple with the aftermath of Majors’ conviction, the entertainment industry and fans alike await further updates on how it will impact the highly anticipated Marvel projects currently in development.
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