Jonathan Majors: Marvel actor guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

US actor Jonathan Majors has been found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend after a trial in New York.

The jury found Majors, known for playing Kang in the Marvel films, attacked British choreographer Grace Jabbari during an altercation in March.

She told the court she was left with a fractured finger, bruising, a cut behind her ear and “excruciating” pain.

Majors, 34, faces up to a year in jail, and has been dropped from starring roles in forthcoming Marvel movies.

The six-person jury’s verdict was announced on Monday following three days of deliberations.

As their decision was read in court, Majors pursed his lips and looked downwards but gave no other reaction, according to reporters in court.

Following the verdict, a spokesperson for Marvel said the studio will not be moving forward with Majors on future projects.

The crime took place when the couple were in a car in New York and Ms Jabbari saw a text message from another woman on Majors’ phone, which said: “Wish I was kissing you right now.”

According to prosecutors, when she took the phone, he then grabbed her, twisted her arm behind her back and hit her in the head to get it back.

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