Jonathan Majors has spoken out out for the first time since a New York jury found the actor guilty of assaulting and harassing his ex-girlfriend.
The “Creed III” actor was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault over a domestic dispute in March 2023 with his former partner, Grace Jabbari. Majors, who has consistently denied any wrongdoing, will be sentenced on Feb. 6. He faces up to a year in jail but also could be sentenced to probation.
In a new interview with ABC News anchor Linsey Davis that aired Monday on “Good Morning America,” Majors was adamant that he is not responsible for Jabbari’s injuries.
“That did not happen,” Majors said to Davis when she asked if he was responsible for Jabbari’s injuries, including a fractured finger and cut behind her ear. In response to a question about how she got injured if not from him, he replied: “I wish to God I knew. That would give clarity, that would give me some type of peace about it.”
“You’re confident you didn’t do it?” Davis asked, to which Majors responded: “I have no question.”
Recounting the moment he received his guilty verdict, Majors said he was “absolutely shocked and afraid.”
“I’m standing there and the verdict comes down,” Majors said. “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 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 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 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 finger.
When asked if he feels any responsibility for what happened that night, Majors said he regrets “stepping out” of the relationship.
“I shouldn’t have been in the car. I shouldn’t have stepped out of the relationship. 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.”
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 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.
After he was convicted in December, defense attorney Priya Chaudhry released a statement saying Majors still “has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name.”