Rev. Dr. Bernice King has responded to Jonathan Majors’ recent comparison of his girlfriend to her mother, the revered civil rights icon Coretta Scott King. Majors made mention of Coretta’s name while praising his girlfriend, Meagan Good, in the aftermath of his domestic violence conviction.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor Linsay Davis on Monday, Jan. 8, Majors stated, “She’s an angel. She’s held me down… like a Coretta.”
Earlier, Majors had suggested that his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, should offer support akin to the support provided by Coretta Scott King and Michelle Obama to their husbands.
Taking to Twitter/X, Bernice King expressed her disagreement with Majors’ comparison, emphasizing that her mother “wasn’t a prop.” She clarified, “My mother wasn’t a prop. She was a peace advocate before she met my father and was instrumental in him speaking out against the Vietnam War. Please understand…my mama was a force.”
In her tweet, King shared a link to an essay she wrote for HuffPost in 2017, delving into her mother’s impactful role in the civil rights movement.
Jonathan Majors faced legal consequences as a Manhattan jury convicted him on a single charge of assault and harassment on December 18, 2023. Scheduled for February 6, his sentencing could result in a maximum of 1 year in jail.