Domestic violence trial for actor Jonathan Majors set for September

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Trial date set for actor Jonathan Majors in NYC
A trial date of September 6 has been set for actor Jonathan Majors in the domestic violence case against him.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Actor Jonathan Majors appeared in court Thursday for another hearing in his domestic violence case.

The 33-year-old was arrested back in March following an alleged confrontation with his then-girlfriend.

A trial date was set for Sept. 6.

His lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, had filed a motion to delay the trial, saying prosecutors weren't "timely" in turning over evidence.

Majors walked out of the courtroom after the hearing, acknowledging some seated in the gallery. At one point he bumped his hand to his heart to a woman seated near the door.

During his last court appearance back in June, Majors agreed to observe a temporary restraining order and stay away from ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari.

Majors is accused of twisting the woman's arm, striking her head and shoving her into a vehicle in New York City.

He is charged with strangulation, assault, and harassment. A representative for Majors had denied any wrongdoing by the actor.

Majors' legal team contends the charges against the actor are baseless.

In a statement made in June, Chaundhry said she's provided prosecutors evidence "proving Grace Jabbari's assault on Jonathan Majors and not the other way around."

"We look forward to presenting the full facts and evidence at trial," a spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement Thursday.

In the wake of the charges, Majors was dropped by his management company and PR firm. If convicted, the actor faces up to a year in jail.

Some information from the Associated Press.

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