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Jonathan Majors issues statement post Disney and Marvel dismissal due to guilty verdict

  • Jonathan Majors has been found guilty on two counts of harassment and assault, but acquitted on two other counts.
  • Disney and Marvel have fired Majors, potentially impacting future MCU titles.
  • Majors’ sentencing trial is set for Feb. 6th and he could face up to one year in jail.

Following a guilty verdict for harassment and assault, Marvel actor Jonathan Majors responded through his legal team, who expressed gratitude that the jury found Majors did not intentionally cause any injuries to his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. Furthermore, they stated the actor looks forward “to fully clearing his name.”

A Manhattan jury found Majors guilty on two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault, while acquitting him on two other counts, including one count of intentional assault and aggravated harassment. Majors’ sentencing trial is scheduled for February 6th, and he faces up to one year in jail.

The domestic abuse charges have already led to Disney removing Magazine Dreams from its release calendar, as well as Marvel and Disney now firing Majors from their upcoming slate of MCU titles. Previously, Majors had been arrested following an alleged dispute with then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari in March 2021, leading to charges of assault and aggravated harassment. However, charges against Jabbari were eventually dropped after the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office concluded she was the victim, not the perpetrator.

Magazine Dreams, a drama in which Majors played an amateur bodybuilder, was scheduled for release on December 8. Disney and Marvel announced Majors’ firing shortly after the guilty verdict. This could impact several MCU movies since Majors’ role as Kang the Conqueror was expected to play a significant role in these films. It is unknown whether the films will need to be re-shot or if the studios will find a new actor for Kang.

Before his legal problems, Majors enjoyed a successful year with roles in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the second season of Disney+’s Marvel series Loki.