Jonathan Majors Breaks Silence On Domestic Violence Conviction
Jonathan Majors is breaking his silence over the March 2023 incident with his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. Last month, a jury found him guilty of assaulting and harassing Jabbari. He was found guilty of one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault and one count of second-degree harassment. The Creed III actor was then acquitted of two other counts of assault and aggravated harassment. The actor spoke to Good Morning America on Monday (Jan. 8), noting that he wanted to tell his side now. He did not take the stand during the trial, but he says he plans to appeal.
He got emotional, saying that he has been very “alone,” other than his partner actress Meagan Good who was by his side during the trial, and his dogs.
A phone call between Majors and his then-girlfriend Jabbari made headlines after he told her to be more reminiscent of Michelle Obama or Coretta Scott King.
“I’m a great man. A great man. I do great things for my culture and for the world… The woman that supports me needs to be a great woman,” Majors was heard saying on the recording. “Two nights ago, you did not do that, which took away from the plan.”
He clarified exactly what the comment was intended to mean.
“It was me trying to give an analogy of what it is I’m aspiring to be, you know, these great men — Martin, President Obama — and trying to give a reference point to that.”
“I was attempting, and I did a terrible job at it apparently, I was attempting to motivate, to enlighten, to give perspective as into what it is I was hoping to get out of the relationship,” he added.
Jonathan Majors Speaks On How Race Could Have Played A Role In His Conviction
Majors told GMA that he believed that being a Black man aided in his arrest and conviction. He said that “a young Black man in any situation with anyone honestly, if the authorities get involved in any way, there’s going to be conversation, conflict, trauma.”
In the video where Majors is seen running away from Jabbari in New York after the incident, he said that if the video had been reversed, “you saw a Black man chasing a young white girl down the street, screaming and crying, that man is gonna be shot and killed in the streets of New York City.”
Majors is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 6. He faces up to one year in prison for the two guilty counts.