Jonathan Majors' domestic violence trial delayed again in alleged assault case

Actor Jonathan Majors' domestic violence trial has been delayed again.

The "Creed III" and Marvel Cinematic Universe star, whose hearing was set for Sept. 6, has a new court date of Sept. 15. New York police arrested Majors in March for the alleged assault of a former girlfriend; he faces up to a year in jail if convicted on misdemeanor charges including assault and aggravated harassment.

The Manhattan district attorney's office confirmed to USA TODAY that they stated in court they were "ready for trial" on Sept. 6. Defense attorneys stated in court there were "deficiencies in discovery" that needed to be addressed, according to Deadline and Rolling Stone. Both parties agreed to the new date.

Jonathan Majors leaves court after a hearing on his domestic violence case, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, in New York. The actor's Sept. 6 hearing has been delayed to Sept. 15.
Jonathan Majors leaves court after a hearing on his domestic violence case, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, in New York. The actor's Sept. 6 hearing has been delayed to Sept. 15.

USA TODAY has also reached out to Majors' attorney, Priya Chaudhry, for comment.

Though Majors was present in court for an Aug. 3 hearing along with his current girlfriend, actress Meagan Good, the actor appeared virtually on Wednesday and offered short responses to the judge that he understood the matters at hand.

The Manhattan D.A.'s office said Majors is permitted to appear virtually on the new date as well.

Majors' March arrest came after officers responded to a 911 call from a Manhattan apartment, where a woman told them she was struck with an open hand, causing a laceration behind her ear, and suffered bruising and pain after Majors allegedly "put his hand on her neck."

Jonathan Majors, center, and Meagan Good, left, leave court after a hearing on his domestic violence case, Tuesday, June 20, 2023, in New York.
Jonathan Majors, center, and Meagan Good, left, leave court after a hearing on his domestic violence case, Tuesday, June 20, 2023, in New York.

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A judge granted a limited order of protection, preventing Majors and the woman from assaulting or harassing each other, on March 25 and released Majors on his own recognizance.

Throughout the case, Majors has strongly denied the accusation, claiming he was the one who was attacked "and not the other way around," Majors' attorney said.

In August, Chaudhry told USA TODAY in a statement that, "For an excruciating four months, Jonathan Majors, the real victim in this shameful ordeal, has had his life, career, and reputation torn apart. Yet he remains unwavering in his determination to be absolved from this harrowing ordeal."

Chaudry added that she was submitting evidence to the district attorney – including video footage, witness testimony and written statements – "with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently."

Contributing: Naledi Ushe

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