Jonathan Majors Arrested for Alleged Assault, Actor’s Team Asserts ‘He Has Done Nothing Wrong’
Update, March 26: Majors’ criminal defense attorney Priya Chaudhry provided the following statement to IndieWire: “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows. We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently. This evidence includes 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. All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever. Unfortunately, this incident came about because this woman was having an emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital yesterday. The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested. We expect these charges to be dropped soon.”
March 25: Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York City on Saturday morning on charges of assault, strangulation, and harassment after a reported altercation with a woman.
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A spokesperson for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner, Public Information confirmed Majors’ arrest and provided the following statement to IndieWire: “On Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 1114 hours, police responded to 911 call inside of an apartment… within the confines of the 10 Precinct. A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30 year-old female. The victim informed police she was assaulted. 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.”
In a statement to IndieWire, a representative for Majors wrote: “He has done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”
The news was first reported by TMZ.
The arrest comes at a pivotal moment for Majors’ career, as 2023 saw the actor ascending to movie star status in Hollywood. After earning rave reviews at Sundance for his role as an obsessive bodybuilder in “Magazine Dreams,” he made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” That film saw him playing Kang the Conqueror, a villain around whom Marvel was building its upcoming Phase 6.
Majors is set to reprise the role in several upcoming films, including “Avengers: Secret Wars” and “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” A month later he faced off against Michael B. Jordan in “Creed III,” a box office juggernaut that only added to the sense that Majors was on his way to A-list status.
IndieWire has additionally reached out to Marvel Studios for comment.
Additional reporting by Ryan Lattanzio and Christian Blauvelt.
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