NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Majors He was convicted on Monday Attacked his ex-girlfriend After a two-week trial, the actor hoped to salvage his damaged reputation and regain his status as a rising Hollywood star.
A Manhattan jury found Majors, 34, guilty of assault and harassment. He was also cleared of another charge of assault and aggravated harassment. Majors, who was asked to stand and face the jury when the verdict was read, looked down slightly and showed no immediate reaction.
The allegation arose out of a dispute between “Creed III” actor and his girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, started in the backseat of a chauffeured car and spilled through the streets of Manhattan one night last March.
Jabbari, a 30-year-old British dancer, alleged that Majors assaulted her inside the vehicle, leaving her in “excruciating” pain. He said he hit him on the head with his open hand, twisted his hand behind his back and squeezed until he broke his middle finger.
Majors’ attorneys said he was the aggressor, alleging that he flew into a jealous rage after reading a text message on his phone sent by another woman. They said Jabbari had spread a “fantasy” to bring down the actor, who was trying to retrieve his phone and get out safely.
The ruling was a major blow to the majors On the verge of Hollywood stardom That set his career back until his arrest in March.