Posted on April 10, 2024

Actor Jonathan Majors Gets Probation, Avoids Jail Time for Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Doha Madani, NBC, April 8, 2024

Actor Jonathan Majors will have to undergo a yearlong counseling program, but avoided jail time when he was sentenced to probation Monday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a high-profile case that derailed the once-promising star’s career.

The former Marvel franchise star had faced up to a year behind bars after he was convicted of misdemeanor assault by a Manhattan jury in December.

Instead, a judge ruled that Majors will be on probation, must pay a $250 fine and undergo a 52- week in-person counseling program approved by Los Angeles County’s probation department.

If Majors is arrested any time during his probation, he could be forced to spend a year in jail. He is also not able to possess, apply for or own a firearm as is typical with domestic violence cases.

As part of the ruling, a full order of protection will remain in place for his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. {snip}

Following the guilty verdict, Majors was immediately dropped by Marvel Studios, which had cast him as Kang the Conqueror, a role envisioned as the main villain in the entertainment empire’s movies and television shows for years to come.

The conviction stems from an altercation in March 2023 in which Jabbari accused him of attacking her in the backseat of a chauffeured car, saying he hit her head with his open hand, twisted her arm behind her back and squeezed her middle finger until it fractured.


The jury ultimately convicted him of one assault charge and a harassment violation, though acquitted him on a different assault charge and of aggravated harassment.


In a television interview shortly after his conviction, he said he deserves a second chance.