Jonathan Majors Found Guilty Of Assault And Harassment

Wagswoofs – Jonathan Majors has been convicted on half of the charges against him in the trial for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, bringing the case to a conclusion.

A New York City jury convicted the actor on Monday of assault in the third degree, which involved recklessly causing physical injury, as well as harassment in the second degree. However, he was acquitted of assault in the third degree with intent to cause physical injury and aggravated harassment in the second degree.

After two days of deliberation, the six-person jury reached a decision. The judge then issued a new order of protection and scheduled the sentencing for February 6, 2024. If convicted, Majors could face a maximum sentence of one year in jail.

the star of “Creed III,” was initially taken into custody on March 25 in New York City. He was charged following a domestic dispute with Jabbari, which resulted in her being hospitalized with minor injuries. However, the previous charge of strangulation against him was eventually dismissed.

Jabbari’s attorney, Ross Kramer, responded to the verdict with a statement shared with The Messenger.

“We are gratified to see justice served by today’s guilty verdict,” he shared. “Ms. Jabbari testified publicly and truthfully, even though reliving these traumatic events on the witness stand was obviously painful. We are grateful to the jurors and the judge for their attention and patience, and to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for their hard work and support.”

“Ms. Jabbari’s resolve to see this case through to the end demonstrates her tremendous strength and resilience,” Kramer continued. “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.”

Attorney Priya Chaudhry, representing Majors, also provided a statement to The Messenger.

“It is clear that the jury did not believe Grace Jabbari’s story of what happened in the SUV because they found that Mr. Majors did not intentionally cause any injuries to her. We are grateful for that,” she shared. “We are disappointed, however, that despite not believing Ms. Jabbari, the jury nevertheless found that Mr. Majors was somehow reckless while she was attacking him.”

“Mr. Majors is grateful to God, his family, his friends, and his fans for their love and support during these harrowing eight months,” Chaudhry continued. “Mr. Majors still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name.”

In a recent statement to The Messenger, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg emphasized the commitment to prioritizing the needs and experiences of survivors. He acknowledged the significance of the evidence presented during the trial, which highlighted a distressing pattern of psychological and emotional abuse, as well as escalating coercion that unfortunately mirrors the prevalent dynamics observed in numerous cases of intimate partner violence.

The decision to close the case was made following the presentation of closing arguments last week. Majors’ attorney strongly contended that the prosecution’s case was constructed based on false information provided by Jabbari.

According to Chaudhry, the foundation of this case rests upon the falsehoods that Grace has constructed. Chaudhry asserts that Grace is a chronic liar, and that she has been instrumental in causing immense damage to the lives of others through her fabrications. Chaudhry believes that Grace’s emotional nature prevents her from distinguishing between her lies and her true emotions. Furthermore, Chaudhry accuses the prosecutors of being gullible and buying into all of Grace’s lies, ranging from small deceptions to grandiose falsehoods.

The defense attorney pressed on, acknowledging that each person likely has their own collection of the most egregious falsehoods that Grace has ever spun. With earnest determination, the attorney proclaimed their desire to bring an end to Jonathan’s ordeal swiftly and definitively. Every word uttered by Grace, they asserted, is nothing but a fabrication. None of her claims hold any logical or medical validity.

Chaudhry concluded by stating that his apprehension regarding the consequences faced by a Black man in America when dialing 911 has become a reality. Consequently, we find ourselves in the current situation.

Assistant District Attorney Kelli Galaway emphasized in her closing argument that the case was not driven by a desire for revenge or to destroy the defendant’s life and career.

Jabbari’s injuries and the sequence of events do not align with a premeditated plan of revenge, according to the spokesperson. She further questions why Majors’ former girlfriend would have any incentive to delay reporting the assault.

Galaway said that she informed the officers that she had no knowledge about how she got injured. He questioned why she would subject herself to such pain and what she would gain from it.

During the past two weeks, there has been a close examination of the intense text messages that were exchanged between Majors and Jabbari. These messages were sent during a September 2022 incident, which is not being questioned in this particular case. The reason for this scrutiny is Majors’ claim that the actor threatened to commit suicide if she sought medical attention for a head injury.

Jabbari’s text, which was read aloud in the courtroom on December 8, stated, “I will inform the doctor that I bumped my head. However, I will wait for one more day before doing so. I am having trouble sleeping and I require stronger pain medication. There is no need for me to reveal the truth about what actually happened when it is evident that my intention is to be with you.”

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Prosecutors say that the fight that led to Majors’ arrest in March 2023 happened after a pretty bad fight between the couple in a taxi ride over the Manhattan Bridge. An ADA report says that Jabbari saw a text message on Majors’ phone from someone named “Cleopatra,” and he then hit her several times on the head.

Chaudhry said that Majors’ story about what happened in the taxi was different from that of his ex-girlfriend and that he was the one who got hurt when he got out of the car. Majesty was scared of Jabbari, so he ran away from her while she chased him, she said.

Chaudhry said that Majors, who was hurt, went to a hotel to hide while Jabbari went out to a club that night.

Majors filed a cross-complaint against Jabbari, saying she hit and scratched him and hurt herself when she fell later that night. Seven months after her ex-husband was arrested, Jabbari was charged with third-degree domestic abuse and criminal mischief. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office told The Messenger, though, that they would not be pressing the charges against her.

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