Jonathan Majors arrest: Actor Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York City on Saturday, March 25, on charges of strangulation, assault and obscenity, officials said. On Sunday, Majors’ attorney said he had evidence that he was “absolutely innocent.”
The NYPD describes Majors, star of the recently released ”Creed III” and ”Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman. Around 11 a.m. Saturday, police answered a 911 call at an apartment in the Manhattan neighbourhood of Chelsea.
“The victim informed police she was assaulted,” a spokesperson for the NYPD said in a statement. “Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.”
A key representative denied any wrongdoing by the actor.
On Saturday, a representative send an email to the AP and said, “He has done nothing wrong, We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”
On Sunday, Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, said Majors “is provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows” and called the incident a criminal offence due to an “emotional crisis.”
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While clearing Major’s name, Chaudhry said there was evidence including “video footage from the vehicle where this episode took place, witness testimony from the driver and others who both saw and heard the episode, and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations.”
An email from the NYPD seeking additional comment on Chaudhry’s allegations did not immediately receive a response on Sunday.
Majors was indicted on Sunday on aggravated assault and harassment complaints, according to Manhattan prosecutors. He was scheduled to appear in court on May 8.
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Meanwhile, the U.S. Army has suspended a television advertising campaign featuring Major, aimed at younger audiences. The Army Corporate Marketing Office said the U.S. Army stated on Sunday, “deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest.”
“While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete,” the office said in a statement.
About Jonathan Majors
Majors is one of Hollywood’s fastest-growing stars. Following his breakthrough role in 2019’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” Majors has appeared in “Da 5 Bloods,” “The Harder They Fall,” and last year’s “Devotion.” He also appears in the recent Sundance Film Festival entry “Magazine Dreams,” which will be released by Searchlight Pictures in December.
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