Actor Jonathan Majors Dropped from Projects After Arrest on Assault Charges
Jonathan Majors, best known for his roles in Lovecraft Country, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and Creed III, has been dropped from various projects after his arrest on assault charges in March.
Majors is scheduled to appear in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on May 8.
The actor was arrested and charged with harassment, assault, and strangulation on March 26. His lawyer released a statement shortly after, insisting that Majors was innocent and the actual victim of an altercation with someone he knew.
However, after Majors’ crisis publicist, also his attorney’s husband, released text messages from the alleged victim to clear Majors’ name, several productions and agencies decided to drop the actor.
The texts appeared to some as if they were written by a victim of abuse, causing further damage to Majors’ reputation.
WME still represents the actor, but Lede Company and Management 360, his publicists, have cut ties with him. He has also stepped down from the board of the Sidney Poitier Initiative and the Gotham Film and Media Institute.
In addition, several advertising campaigns and the upcoming film The Man in My Basement have parted ways with him. Even the untitled Otis Redding biopic he considered has distanced itself from him.
According to sources, numerous alleged abuse victims of Majors have come forward following his arrest in March and are cooperating with the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
One of the alleged victims reportedly worked on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, in which Majors played Kang, the film’s primary villain.