The jury selection for the domestic violence case involving Jonathan Majors commenced in New York this week. However, the process faced immediate delays due to disagreements over which evidence should be made public.
On Wednesday morning (Nov. 29), Judge Michael Gaffney took the initial step of sealing certain evidence that might negatively impact the actor, citing its potential “prejudicial and inflammatory” nature. Nonetheless, this evidence could become public if considered admissible for the trial.
After a closed hearing that extended nearly an hour today, Gaffney declared that the selection proceedings would recommence Thursday morning.
The “Lokie” star faces several assault and harassment misdemeanors stemming from a March incident between the “Lovecraft Country” star and his now ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The actor is accused of slapping Jabbari across the face, twisting her arm behind her back, and tossing her into a vehicle on the night of March 25the as the couple drove to Majors’ apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood.
Majors was arrested the following day but was later released. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Jabbari is expected to testify, though it is unclear if the “Creed III” actor will. If convicted, the actor faces up to a year in prison.
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