Jonathan Majors Breaks Silence on Domestic Violence Conviction in Exclusive GMA Interview
In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Jonathan Majors, the former Marvel star, spoke out for the first time since his arrest in March 2023, vehemently denying any physical abuse during his two-year relationship with former girlfriend Grace Jabbari.
Majors, 34, expressed shock and fear after being convicted of reckless assault and harassment, insisting that he was unaware of how Jabbari sustained injuries during a March 2023 altercation.
The actor, known for his roles in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Creed III, maintained that he was only “reckless with her heart, not with her body.” Jabbari, a professional dancer, suffered a fractured finger and a gash behind her ear during the reported fight.
Majors claimed innocence, stating, “That did not happen. I wish to God I knew [what caused her injuries]. That would give clarity, that would give me some type of peace about it.”
In the exclusive pre-taped interview with ABC News anchor Linsey Davis, Majors discussed his domestic violence trial, revealing his disbelief at the jury’s verdict. He is due back in court on February 6 for sentencing, facing a potential one-year jail term.
Addressing a June 2023 Rolling Stone report detailing allegations of physical and emotional abuse by Majors in previous relationships, he vehemently denied any abusive behavior. Majors dismissed the claims from a dozen sources, stating, “I’ve been smacked at before but never exercised it,” referring to incidents dating back to when he was 21 or 22.
He attributed past relationship challenges to personal struggles, including severe depression and childhood trauma, but maintained, “My hands have never struck a woman, ever.”
In response to Majors’ interview, Brittany Henderson, Jabbari’s attorney, criticized his lack of accountability, stating that his denigration of the jury system reflects an above-the-law attitude. She suggested that Majors’ new statements show a lack of remorse and will impact sentencing decisions, emphasizing Jabbari’s commitment to speaking the truth and seeking justice.
Majors, who did not testify during the trial, expressed disbelief at the guilty verdict and claimed racial bias played a role in the case. He argued that if the situation were reversed, with a Black man chasing a young white girl down the street, the outcome might have been different.
Majors also revealed he filed a police report in June, alleging that Jabbari attacked him, but this was not addressed during the trial.
Discussing the impact on his career, Majors acknowledged the dual blows of the guilty verdict and Marvel’s decision to sever ties. Despite being cleared of intentional assault and aggravated harassment charges, Marvel announced it would no longer work with him.
Majors reflected on the sudden change, saying, “You work so hard for things and then it’s done.”
The interview delved into details from the trial, including text messages where Majors discouraged Jabbari from seeking hospital treatment for a head injury. He admitted to having thoughts of self-harm since childhood but insisted they were no longer present, emphasizing his commitment to personal growth.
Jabbari testified during the trial, describing the early romantic stages of their relationship but later expressing fear of Majors. She detailed instances of his alleged rage, attempts to control her, and threats of self-harm. In the GMA interview, Majors acknowledged the relationship’s dangers, expressing regret for not ending it sooner.
As part of the prosecution’s case, other women’s testimonies about alleged abusive relationships with Majors were prepared as Molineux evidence, though these were not permitted into the trial. Majors credited girlfriend Meagan Good as his “angel” during these challenging times and expressed hope for a second chance in Hollywood.
The actor concluded the interview by saying, “I pray I do [get a second chance]. That’s God’s plan and God’s timing.” The aftermath of Majors’ legal troubles has significantly impacted his once-rising star in Hollywood, leaving uncertainty about his future in the industry.