Sunday, April 21, 2024

Jonathan Majors Domestic Abuse Trial Set for September 6th in NYC, Marvel Movies Depend on Outcome


Serious stuff: a date has been set for Jonathan Majors and his domestic abuse trial in New York.

This morning at a hearing the judge chose September 6th for the trial as a start date. Majors was arrested last March in New York, one week after the Oscars, after his girlfriend accused of attacking and choking her. Majors denies the accusations and his lawyer has suggested the girlfriend was the abuser.

Majors began the year with a zooming career. He starred in movies in “Creed III” and on streaming in “The Mandalorian.” A Sundance movie, “Magazine Dreams,” was set for Oscar release in late 2023.

He’s also the star of the as yet unfilmed Marvel Avengers trilogy in which he plays the villain, Kang the Conqueror.

Now all of that rests on the outcome of the trial. If Majors is proven guilty. his life will be destroyed. But also hundreds of millions of Hollywood dollars are at risk. No pressure!

Majors must be considered innocent until proven guilty. Let’s hope an impartial jury can be selected.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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