Jonathan Majors ‘Shocked’ by Assault Conviction, Claims ‘None’ of Ex’s Injuries Were His Doing: ‘I Was Reckless With Her Heart, Not Her Body’

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Jonathan Majors has spoken out for the first time since a New York jury found the actor guilty of assaulting and harassing his ex-girlfriend.

In a new interview that aired Monday on “Good Morning America,” Majors denied any wrongdoing and expressed feeling “absolutely shocked and afraid” by the guilty verdict.

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“I’m standing there and the verdict comes down,” Majors recounted to ABC News anchor Linsey Davis. “I say, ‘How is that possible?’ Based off the evidence — based off the prosecution’s evidence, let alone our evidence — how is that possible?”

The “Creed III” actor was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault over a domestic dispute with his former partner, Grace Jabbari. Majors will be sentenced on Feb. 6. He faces up to a year in jail but also could be sentenced to probation.

Majors was arrested on March 25, 2023 after he assaulted Jabbari in the backseat of a private car. Jabbari, a choreographer who met Majors on the set of Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” testified that she grabbed her then-boyfriend’s phone after seeing a text message from another woman. Jabbari told jurors that Majors forcefully retrieved his phone from her, resulting in injuries to her head and hand.

Majors was adamant that he didn’t physically harm Jabbari, telling Davis it was “no question” that he wasn’t to blame for her fractured finger and laceration behind her ear.

“That did not happen,” Majors said. He added that he doesn’t know how Jabbari, who went to the hospital the day after the incident to treat her wounds, got hurt. “I wish to God I knew,” he said. “That would give clarity, that would give me some type of peace about it.”

The trial lasted two weeks, during which Jabbari took the stand for several days and Majors did not testify. Shortly after the guilty verdict, Disney’s Marvel Studios severed ties with Majors, who played the villainous Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was expected to appear in upcoming installments, including 2026’s “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” (Disney also owns ABC, which aired the Majors interview on “GMA.”)

Majors denied that he assaulted Jabbari, and his defense team alleged that Jabbari was the aggressor in the vehicle that night. His lawyers also argued during the trial that Jabbari fabricated the allegations to get back at Majors after their breakup. They dated for two years before their relationship ended on the night of the assault.

Majors said during the “Good Morning America” interview that he does not feel responsible for the March incident and that he only regrets not breaking up with Jabbari sooner.

“I shouldn’t have been in the car. I shouldn’t have been in the relationship,” Majors said. “If I’m not in the car, none of this is happening. If I leave the relationship, none of this is happening. If I’m man enough or brave enough to say, ‘I want to see someone else’ or ‘I’m done now,’ I’m not in that car. We’re not here. I’m responsible for those things.”

“But none of her injuries,” Davis reiterated.

“Can’t say that,” Majors responded. “None of her injuries. I was reckless with her heart, not with her body,” he added. “My hands have never struck a woman — ever.”

During the trial, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office released evidence that painted Majors as manipulative and controlling to Jabbari throughout their two-year relationship. Jurors saw text messages in which Majors seemingly attempted to dissuade Jabbari from going to the hospital to treat a head wound and threatened suicide over an argument. In an audio recording that played for the jury, Majors told Jabbari that she needs to act like Coretta Scott King and Michelle Obama because he’s “a great man” who is “doing great things, not just for me, but for my culture and the world.”

Majors told “Good Morning America” that his new girlfriend Meagan Good, who attended every day of the trial, is “an angel. She’s held me down like a Coretta [Scott King]. I’m so blessed to have her.”

After he was convicted in December, Majors’ attorneys released a statement saying the actor still “has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name.”

Majors concluded the interview by saying that he hopes to resume his career in Hollywood.

“I pray I do,” Majors said of returning to the screen. “But it’s God’s plan and God’s timing.”

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