Jonathan Majors charged with assault and harassment after alleged domestic dispute |
Jonathan Majors has been charged with several misdemeanor assault and harassment charges after being accused of assaulting a woman in an alleged “domestic dispute,” the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has confirmed.
The New York City Police Department said Majors, the star of “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania,” arrested on saturday When police answered a 911 call inside an apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
A 30-year-old woman was taken to hospital with minor head and neck injuries, police said. Majors was released from police custody on Saturday night.
On Monday, the district attorney’s office announced that the actor had been charged with several counts of third-degree assault, three counts of attempted third-degree assault, one count of second-degree aggravated harassment, and one count of second-degree harassment. I have confirmed that I have been charged. degree.
A judge released the major on his own accord and granted a limited protective order. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 8.
In the complaint, an unnamed female accuser alleges that the defendant “struck her in the face with an open hand, causing considerable pain and lacerations behind her ears,” and “put her hand on her neck. and caused bruising and considerable pain.” .
“Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and has been proven to be the victim of an altercation with a woman he knew,” said Priya Chaudhry, the actor’s criminal defense attorney, after he was arrested. “We are rapidly gathering evidence and presenting it to the District Attorney in the hope that all charges will be dropped imminently.”
Chaudhry previously said video footage from the vehicle where the incident allegedly took place, witness testimony from the driver and bystanders, and two written statements from the woman retracting her allegations were among the evidence collected. claimed to be.
“The NYPD should have arrested in a situation like this, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested,” added Chaudhry.
Representatives of the majors also denied any wrongdoing by the actor. “He has done nothing wrong,” a representative said in an email. “We look forward to clearing his name and working this out.”
Majors has long-term plans with Marvel Studios to play Kang, the main villain in the studio’s current film and TV phase, and lead role in 2025’s Avengers: Kang Dynasty. lead him to
U.S. Army Advertisement Featuring Major pulled over even after his arrestThe Army’s Office of Corporate Marketing said in a statement it was “deeply concerned about the allegations.”
Majors “is innocent until proven guilty, but has been carefully instructed to withdraw the ad until the investigation into these allegations is complete,” they added.
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