Emmy-nominated Jonathan Majors falls from grace following GBV conviction

todayDecember 20, 2023 132

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American entertainment companies, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney, have dropped Emmy-nominated actor, Jonathan Majors, following his gender-based violence conviction.
A New York jury has found Majors guilty on two of the four charges relating to the assault of his former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
The 34-year-old will be sentenced in February and faces up to a year in prison.
The conviction comes nine months after he was charged for attacking Jabbari.
Majors was considered a rising star in Hollywood, following rising to prominence in Creed III, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and Lovecraft Country.
The latest news come as the American film and television production company, Marvel had already pushed back release dates for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, in which he was due to play the starring role.
While the film company has not said what it will do with his character, it is suspected that they might replace him with another actor or write his character out of the films.

Among those who have dropped Majors is the US Army, which had featured him in one of its advertising campaigns.

Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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