Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time for Assault Conviction

Jonathan Majors, a rising movie star who was found guilty last year of assaulting and harassing his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, was sentenced to 52 weeks of domestic violence programming on Monday in Criminal Court in Manhattan.

Mr. Majors, in a dark turtleneck, had no immediate reaction as the sentence was announced. He could have faced up to a year in jail.

Mr. Majors’s conviction in December on assault and harassment charges — one misdemeanor and one violation — left his career in tatters. Marvel Studios dissolved its relationship with him. Searchlight Pictures said that it would not release “Magazine Dreams,” in which Mr. Majors played a fury-filled steroid-taking bodybuilder.

And after the verdict, two women who had dated Mr. Majors between 2013 and 2019 described him to The New York Times as a controlling, threatening figure who had abused them and isolated them from friends and career pursuits. Mr. Majors denied the allegations.

Ms. Jabbari met Mr. Majors in 2021 on the set of the Marvel movie “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” where she was working as a movement coach and he was playing a time-traveling supervillain named Kang the Conqueror.

The two lived together in London and New York, but their relationship splintered early one morning last March. Mr. Majors and Ms. Jabbari were inside a hired S.U.V. in Lower Manhattan when she said she saw a text message on his phone from another woman. Ms. Jabbari has said that she grabbed the phone and that Mr. Majors tried to pry it from her hand, breaking one of her fingers. He was arrested later that day.

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