A court has found Jonathan Majors assaulted his girlfriend when she found out he was cheating.

On March 25, 2023, actor Jonathan Majors assaulted his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, after she discovered he was allegedly cheating on her.

This month, the Marvel actor, 34, was on trial for reckless assault and harassment, after being accused of physically hurting Jabbari in the back of a car in New York. 

Jabbari said that Majors had received a flirty text message from another woman, and that she had grabbed his phone out of his hand. The text read: "Wish I was kissing you right now."

First, she said, he tried to pry her fingers away; twisting her hand and her arm behind her back. Then he hit her.

"Next I felt like a really hard blow across my head," she testified.

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Eventually, Majors asked the driver to stop the vehicle. Video that jurors watched showed Majors jumping out, followed by Jabbari. He turned around, picked her up and put her back in the car.

Prosecutors argued that Majors threw Jabbari back into the car as she tried to exit. The defence argued that he instead placed her back in the car to stop her running into traffic. Video of this was captured on CCTV.

Jabbari told the court she was left with a fractured finger, bruising, a cut behind her ear and "excruciating" pain.


Later that night, Majors called 911 when he found Jabbari unconscious in their apartment. Police then arrested Majors after finding injuries on Jabbari. Majors was handed four domestic violence charges, and he pleaded not guilty to all.

The charges against Majors were brought by the state of New York, rather than by Jabbari herself.

During her testimony, Jabbari said Majors had a "violent temper" and there were other alleged incidents where he "exploded" in anger. 

"She had shaped herself around the defendant, to cater to his personality, to avoid him being angry with her," the prosecutor argued.

The prosecution also introduced a series of texts into evidence, saying they pertained to several alleged incidents that happened during the course of Majors and Jabbari's relationship. 

In one of the texts, Majors appeared to dissuade Jabbari from seeking medical attention for an injury - how she sustained the injury was not discussed. 

Prosecutors also played a recording Jabbari said she made of Majors during an earlier argument, in which the actor said Jabbari needed to live up to the standards of how Michelle Obama treats her husband, Majors adding of himself, "I am a great man."

"They will ask you questions, and as I don't think you actually protect us, it could lead to an investigation even if you do lie and they suspect something," Majors texted her.

Grace Jabbari and Jonathan Majors. Image: Getty.


In the wake of the charges, Majors faced serious condemnation from Hollywood. 

His publicity firm dropped him, as did his managers, and one of his movies was removed from its release calendar by the Disney-owned production company Searchlight Features. 

Majors working relationship with Marvel was also impacted too, as the Marvel franchise had planned to build several films around Majors' villainous character 'Quantumania' in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

The studio has confirmed they will now move forward with the 2026 planned movie without Majors, and they've recently hired a new screenwriter to work on a refreshed script.

For two arduous weeks, the case was on trial. Then today, the verdict was announced - Majors was found guilty on two of the four domestic violence charges. 


He was found guilty of assault by recklessly causing physical injury, as well as harassment. The jury declined to convict him on charges of aggravated harassment and assault with intent to cause physical harm.

Majors now faces up to a year in jail. He will be sentenced on February 6, 2024.

Majors' lawyers said he "looks forward to fully clearing his name".

In a statement after the verdict, Jabbari's attorney said they hope the guilty verdict inspires other victims of assault.

"We are gratified to see justice served by today's guilty verdict. Ms. Jabbari testified publicly and truthfully, even though reliving these traumatic events on the witness stand was obviously painful," it read.

"Ms Jabbari's resolve to see this case through to the end demonstrates her tremendous strength and resilience. Unfortunately, for every survivor like Ms. Jabbari who comes forward to hold their abuser accountable, there are many others who believe that they cannot. We hope that her actions will inspire other survivors to speak their truth and seek justice."

If this has raised any issues for you, or if you just feel like you need to speak to someone, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.

Mamamia is a charity partner of RizeUp Australia, a Queensland-based organisation that helps women and families move on after the devastation of domestic violence. If you would like to support their mission to deliver life-changing and practical support to these families when they need it most, you can donate here.

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