For Jonathan Majors, a Year of Counseling

Good morning. It’s Tuesday. Today we’ll look at the sentencing of Jonathan Majors, an actor who has appeared in Marvel movies.

Credit…Jefferson Siegel for The New York Times

Jonathan Majors, the rising Hollywood star who was found guilty last year of assaulting and harassing his then girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, was sentenced in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday to 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling.

Majors had faced up to a year in jail.

Before Judge Michael Gaffey delivered the sentence, Jabbari delivered an emotional victim impact statement and said that she had suffered “extreme physical and emotional pain” because of Majors. During their two-year relationship, she said, she became “small, scared and vulnerable,” and she was “held very tightly in the palm of his abusive hand.”

“I have seen his physical anger, and he does not have control over it,” she said.

A prosecutor with the district attorney’s office, Kelli Galaway, told the court that the assault had been the “culmination of over a year of abuse” and that Majors had shown a “complete lack of remorse.”

A lawyer for Majors, Priya Chaudhry, told the judge that even though Majors maintained his innocence and planned to appeal his conviction, he “is committed to growing and bettering himself.”

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