Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Crime Pays: Actor Jonathan Majors to Get ‘Perseverance’ Award After Conviction for Assault


So crime does pay after all.

Actor Jonathan Majors was convicted of assault last December in New York. He didn’t get jail time, but he did get a sentence of 52 weeks of an in-person batterer’s intervention program. He was also ordered to continue his mental health therapy.

But this is Hollywood. So on June 21st, Majors will receive the Perseverance Award from an organization called the Hollywood Unlocked Awards. The event will recognize designer Christian Louboutin with the Innovator Award, legendary rapper Fat Joe with the Culture Award, and Cardi B with the Inspiration Award. Tiffany Haddish will host the Los Angeles show, held at the Beverly Hilton.

How did Majors persevere? Despite scuffling with his girlfriend, and being convicted by a jury, he’s continued to pursue his Hollywood career. That shows get-up-and-go, apparently.

What is Hollywood Unlocked? Also, who would sponsor an awards event honoring a convicted abuser?

Hollywood Unlocked is run by someone named Jason Lee. He sells health insurance on his website. Lee has registered a 501 c3 (because who hasn’t?) called the Hollywood Cares Foundation, which so far has filed nothing with the IRS.

Every generation has a Jason Lee. Think David Gest. But even David Gest wouldn’t have honored a recently convicted domestic abuser. The party is on June 21st, and when sponsors are revealed, we’ll tell you.

Roger Friedman
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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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