Jonathan Majors Found Guilty In Assault Trial

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 12: Jonathan Majors attends 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar After Party Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Robert Smith/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Jonathan Majors faces up to one year in prison.

Jonathan Majors has been found guilty of one misdemeanor assault and one harassment violation in his trial regarding an alleged attack on Grace Jabbari. The judge announced the jury’s verdict in court on Monday, according to reporter Meghann Cuniff. The decision comes after they heard closing arguments from both sides on Friday. The judge set his sentencing date for February 6.

In the courtroom, prosecutor Kelli Galaway argued in her closing statements that Majors, in blaming Jabbari, used a classic move out of abusers' playbooks. “This is not a revenge plot to ruin the defendant’s life or his career,” she said. “You were asked why you are here? Because domestic violence is serious.”

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Jonathan Majors Leaves Courthouse After Closing Statements

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 15: Actor Jonathan. Majors leaves the courthouse following closing arguments in Majors' domestic violence trial at Manhattan. Criminal Court on December 15, 2023 in New York City. Majors had plead not guilty but faces up to a year in jail if convicted on misdemeanor charges of assault and harassment of an ex-girlfriend. (Photo by John Nacion/Getty Images)

During one damning part of the trial, the prosecution showed text messages Majors sent Jabbari after the incident. “I fear you have no perspective of what could happen if you go to the hospital," he wrote. "They will ask you questions and as I don’t think you actually protect us it could lead to an investigation even if you do lie and they suspect something.” Jabbari also testified that he would threaten to kill himself when she stood up for herself. In a statement provided to CNN after the verdict came, Jabbari's attorney, Ross Kramer, said: “Ms. Jabbari testified publicly & truthfully, even though reliving these traumatic events on the witness stand was obviously painful. 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.”

Majors Is Found Guilty

Majors faces the possibility of spending one year behind bars at his sentencing. However, the New York Post reports it is more likely that he receives no jail time and instead gets probation and mandated treatment. Be on the lookout for further updates on Jonathan Majors on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.