Jonathan Majors Compares Meagan Good to Coretta Scott King

Following his guilty verdict, the actor held his first interview with 'Good Morning America.'

After Jonathan Majors was found guilty of assault and harassment against his former girlfriend Grace Jabbari, the rising star down with ABC “News Live” journalist Linsey Davis in an exclusive interview that aired on Monday (Jan. 8) to discuss the trial and allegations made by Jabbari and what he believes contributed to the demise of their relationship in March 2023.

Following his guilty verdict, the star of “The Last Black Man Standing In San Francisco” was dropped by Marvel after being cast to play the studio’s villain Kang, as reported by the outlet.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 03: Jonathan Majors, looks backs at media while leaving Manhattan Criminal court after his pre trial hearing on August 03, 2023 in New York City. If convicted, Majors could face up to a year in jail over misdemeanor charges of assault and harassment. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

Jonathan Majors to Speak Out for the First Time

Still, Majors is finding light during this dim time in his career. Two months after the incident with Jabbari, he began dating “Harlem” star Meagan Good, who has also been by his side during his court appearances.

During his one-on-one with Davis, Majors opened up on his tumultuous relationship with Jabbari, along with his past relationships and his hopes for his career in the future.

Here is a rundown of the most salacious revelations from his two-part interview:

1. He says he was shocked and afraid after hearing the verdict.

"I'm standing there and the verdict comes down. I say, 'How is that possible based off the evidence, based off the prosecution's evidence, let alone our evidence? How is that possible?"

2. He has a daughter he said he has not seen.

While wiping away tears, he said it's been "a long time" since he had seen his daughter. “A lot of it has to do with this situation."

3. He says he was “reckless" with Jabbari’s heart, but “not with her body.”

While she suffered a cut behind her ear and a broken finger, Major denies physically assaulting her. 

4. He says he has “witnessed” domestic abuse in his lifetime but has “never participated.” 

“I’ve been smacked up before, but never exercised it.”

When asked if he had ever hit a woman, he said “never,” while adding, “My hands have never struck a woman.”

5. He believes race played a role in the entire ordeal.

"If you watch those videos and you reverse that, and you saw a Black man chasing a young white girl down the street, screaming and crying, that man is gonna be shot and killed in the streets of New York City," he told Davis. "That Black man will feel that.”

6. He explains why he told Jabbari to be like Coretta Scott King.

“It was me trying to give an analogy of what it is I am aspiring to be,” while he referenced historical figures such as Martin Luther King and former President of the United States, Barack Obama. “I need her [Jabbari] in that case to make the same sacrifices that I am making.”

7. He says Meagan Good is like Coretta Scott King.

The actress attended his sit-down with Davis and was even in the room while it was being conducted.

“She’s an angel. She’s held me down like a Coretta” Major said while grinning. “I’m so blessed to have her. The relationship is still fresh, but I think I’ve found her.”

8. He seemingly admitted to cheating on Jabbari.

“I should not have stepped out of the relationship. I should not have been in the relationship.” He explained that if he had “been brave enough” to say, ‘I want to see someone else” or “I’m done now,” the incident between him and Jabbari would not have occurred.

9. He said he “loved” Jabbari, but they had an unhealthy relationship.

“Our relationship was not healthy and that began to reveal itself over time.” When asked why he remained with her, Majors said “I was scared,” while describing red flags as “dangerous.” He continued, “I should have been brave. I should have said ‘No, this isn’t working, and I should have walked away, but I didn’t.”

10. He says he has considered “removing” himself from “situations permanently” in the past.

While reflecting on his early days as “a young boy on the farm in Texas,” he discussed feelings he has had concerning suicide. Now, he says those ideations are “not there anymore. I’m doing the work to keep it at bay and to make sure it’s not there anymore.”

11. He admits to not being "the best boyfriend” in his previous relationships.

While reflecting on his past relationships from his early 20s, he questioned, “I just think, ‘Was I a jerk?” ‘Was I a mean guy?’ 

He continued, “Knowing what I know now, severe depression, childhood trauma, I’ve had very few relationships, so I can gather which situations we’re talking about.”

12. He believes he’s owed an opportunity to redeem himself. 

When asked if he deserves a second chance, he responded, “I think I do. I hope other people think that.” When asked if he thought he’d ever work in Hollywood again he said, “Yeah, I do. I pray I do. It’s God’s planning and God’s timing.

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