Jonathan Majors has finally spoken out in an extensive interview, marking his first public comments following his conviction for reckless assault in the third degree and a non-criminal charge of harassment. The actor engaged in an emotional and exclusive conversation with ABC News anchor Linsey Davis, which premiered on “Good Morning America” on Monday.
Expressing shock and fear over the verdict, Majors questioned the possibility of his conviction based on both the prosecution’s and his own evidence. Maintaining his innocence, Majors had pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges related to a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, in March 2023. He adamantly denied causing the injuries Jabbari alleged, including a fractured finger and a cut behind her ear.
Asserting, “That did not happen,” Majors expressed a desire to understand how the injuries occurred, stating, “I wish to God I knew. That would give clarity. That would give me some type of peace about it.” He admitted being reckless with Jabbari’s heart but denied any harm to her body.
Addressing a surveillance video showing Jabbari chasing him down a New York City street during their alleged altercation, Majors raised concerns about the potential consequences if the roles were reversed. He emphasized the racial aspect, suggesting that a Black man in that scenario might face serious harm.
Majors also addressed a recording where he referred to himself as a “great man” and encouraged Jabbari to emulate figures like Coretta Scott King and Michelle Obama. He clarified it as an attempt to convey his aspirations, citing Martin Luther King Jr. and President Obama as reference points.
Taking responsibility for the situation’s escalation, which began with another woman texting him, Majors admitted his mistakes and acknowledged that he should not have been in the relationship. Expressing plans to appeal, he emphasized that if he had not been in the car, the incident would not have occurred.
An attorney for Jabbari responded to Majors’ remarks, stating, “It is not at all surprising that Mr. Majors continues to take no accountability for his actions.” The attorney criticized the timing of Majors’ statements, interpreting them as a lack of remorse.
The fallout from the case included Majors losing his role as Kang in the upcoming “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” Previously featured as Kang in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Loki,” Majors had been set to star in future Marvel projects. Despite the setbacks, Majors expressed hope for a Hollywood comeback, stating, “I do. I pray I do. It’s God’s plan and God’s timing.”
Facing a potential one-year prison sentence for the assault conviction and a maximum of 15 days in jail plus a $250 fine for the harassment violation, Majors’ sentencing is scheduled for February 6.