Jonathan Majors’ lawyer says the actor is innocent
Jonathan Majors, who stars in Creed III and is set to play Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Five, was arrested in Manhattan over the weekend for alleged strangulation, assault, and harassment. The 33-year-old Majors was taken into custody by local police after a domestic dispute in the Chelsea neighborhood.
The NYPD stated that a 30-year-old woman was hospitalized because of minor injuries to her head and neck. The accused, Jonathan Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, claimed he was innocent. According to her, Major was the victim of an altercation with a woman he knew.
Chaudhry cited video evidence and witness testimony; moreover, the woman also took back her accusation of assault in written statements, according to the lawyer. She was reportedly taken to a hospital for an emotional crisis, Chaudhry added.
In the aftermath of the arrest, two directors have spoken out against Majors, with one of them alleging “vicious, cruel” behavior. A rising filmmaker, A.B. Allen tweeted about an actor who the internet had “violently fallen head over heels for” and was “a vicious, cruel, abusive human being.” Allen confirmed the tweet was about Majors with a retweet.
Tim Nicolai, a Broadway veteran and co-founder of Society Theater, also made serious accusations against Majors, calling him “a sociopath and abuser.” In addition, Nicolai claimed that “folks at Yale and the broader NYC community” had known about Majors for years.
The alleged victim in the domestic dispute with Majors claimed he grabbed her neck when she tried to peek at his phone while in a taxi. She was hospitalized for a laceration behind her ear, redness, and facial marks but is now stable.
While these accusations against Majors are severe, it is important to note that they have not been proven yet. Time will tell how this situation plays out and whether others might corroborate the stories.