Actor Yul Vazquez has made a long, successful career for himself in Hollywood, but he fell short in his latest attempt to grab an important role. Vasquez was one of the final 39 jurors considered to participate in the New York trial involving actor Jonathan Majors. However, the former Sopranos actor was nixed from the jury pool before the final group of eight was selected.
During the jury selection process, Vasquez reportedly expressed hesitation about sitting in the jury box. He expressed concerns about judging others because he felt “that someone would do that to [him] one day.”
“Can all of you promise that you can presume that Mr. Majors is innocent even though he’s a celebrity?” Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, asked the jury pool.
“Yes,” the group answered.
The trial kicked off on Wednesday with Majors appearing in a New York courtroom. The Messenger says the actor was spotted taking notes on his legal pad and kissing his girlfriend, Megan Good, before she sat in the courtroom gallery.
Majors is currently facing several misdemeanor assault and harassment charges, including three counts of reckless assault and three counts of unintentional assault. If convicted, the actor could spent up to a year in jail.