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Actor Jonathan Majors Sentenced to Probation Following Assault Conviction

Actor Jonathan Majors receives probation for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, avoiding jail time. Conviction led to his removal from Marvel Studios' projects. Majors maintains he acted in self-defense.

Hollywood actor Jonathan Majors has been sentenced to probation, narrowly avoiding jail time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The 34-year-old star of “Creed III” and other films faced up to a year behind bars after being convicted of misdemeanor assault by a Manhattan jury in December.

Judge Michael Gaffey handed down the sentence on Monday, which included probation and a 52-week in-person batterer’s intervention program for Majors. Additionally, he is required to continue mental health therapy as part of the court’s ruling.

The conviction has had significant repercussions for Majors, whose promising career was hit following the guilty verdict. Marvel Studios swiftly dropped him from their roster, terminating his role as Kang the Conqueror, a character slated to be a central antagonist in the studio’s future movies and television projects.

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The incident leading to Majors’ conviction occurred last March, when his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, accused him of assaulting her in the backseat of a chauffeured car. Jabbari alleged that Majors struck her head with his open hand, twisted her arm, and fractured her middle finger by squeezing it.

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In his defense, Majors claimed that Jabbari had become aggressive after discovering a text message from another woman on his phone, leading to a confrontation in the car. He maintained that his actions aimed solely at retrieving his cell phone and ensuring his safety from Jabbari’s alleged outburst.

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