Jonathan Majors Domestic Abuse Trial: Judge Denies Dismissal Motion
"Marvel actor Jonathan Majors to face trial on domestic abuse charges after judge rejects motion to dismiss. Trial set for November 29."
Renowned actor Jonathan Majors, known for his notable roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set to face a trial on domestic abuse charges. The decision to reject the motion to dismiss the case was made by a New York judge. The trial is scheduled to begin on November 29. Due to the high-profile nature of the case, Majors appeared virtually in a lower Manhattan courtroom, as he is currently residing out of state.
During the court hearing, Majors' defense attorneys filed a motion to keep contested evidence under seal, citing the potential impact on the actor's right to a fair trial. Attorney Seth Zuckerman emphasized the sensitivity of the information and argued that its disclosure could hinder the fairness of the legal proceedings. However, the judge postponed the ruling on the motion and requested additional submissions from concerned parties by November 6.
The charges against Majors stem from an alleged domestic dispute with his former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, which led to his arrest in Manhattan on March 25. He was charged with assault and aggravated harassment. Majors has pleaded not guilty to the four charges, including misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of one year in jail.
In response to Majors' motion to dismiss the case, the Manhattan District Attorney's office filed a comprehensive 115-page rebuttal. They argued that the defense team had mischaracterized and leaked court evidence. The document also alleged that there were attempts to pressure law enforcement into creating a wanted poster featuring Jabbari's image.
The case has been filled with claims and counter-claims. Majors' defense team asserts that Jabbari was the aggressor in the incident and has raised concerns about racial bias in the investigation. They have described the legal proceedings as a "witch hunt" targeting the Emmy-nominated actor.
However, the prosecution has presented evidence to counter these claims. Surveillance footage has been submitted, showing Jabbari visibly distressed and seeking help from strangers after the alleged altercation. In April, a temporary order of protection was granted to Jabbari, prohibiting any form of contact between the two parties.
The allegations against Majors have had professional consequences, with his removal from film projects and the termination of his relationships with his public relations team and management. Despite these setbacks, his upcoming projects, including the drama "Magazine Dreams" and his significant role as Kang the Conqueror in Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, are still scheduled for release in the near future.