In a recent virtual hearing held in a New York City courtroom, Judge Michael Gaffey denied a request for the dismissal of the Manhattan District Attorney’s criminal case against actor Jonathan Majors, confirming that the 34-year-old star will indeed face trial. Majors had been arrested on March 25 after an alleged domestic dispute, leading to misdemeanor counts of assault and harassment.
The trial, now scheduled for November 29, follows several delays, pushing the original August start date back. If convicted during the criminal trial, Majors, known for his roles in Marvel Studios projects, could face up to a year in jail, as reported by Deadline.
During the recent hearing, Majors’ defense team also requested certain evidence, containing what they referred to as “sensitive information,” to remain sealed and not disclosed to the public. Judge Gaffey granted them the opportunity to file the necessary paperwork supporting this request by November 6.
Majors’ legal battles have not only affected his personal life but also his professional endeavors. Despite retaining his Marvel Studios roles, including the ongoing second season of Disney+’s Loki series and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, the actor reportedly lost out on multiple film roles and advertisement deals in the aftermath of his arrest.
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Looking ahead, Majors is set to star as an aspiring bodybuilder in the upcoming movie Magazine Dreams, slated for release on December 8. However, the outcome of the trial could significantly impact his career trajectory, making it a pivotal moment for the acclaimed actor.