Anthony Mackie backs Jonathan Majors amid assault allegations

Jonathan Majors is getting support from another Marvel star, Anthony Mackie, in the face of harassment of a 30-year-old woman.

Majors was arrested by the NYPD on Saturday, March 25, and arraigned the next day on domestic violence charges related to the arrest.

Since then, the successful actor has received negative media attention and lost several concerts. While everyone seems to have their backs on him, Captain America certainly doesn’t.

Anthony Mackie backs Jonathan Majors amid assault allegations

Anthony Mackie at the 2022 CMT Music Awards

Anthony Mackie, who stars as Captain America in the upcoming movie “Captain America: Brave New World,” is speaking out about Majors’ case, expressing his disapproval of the Marvel actor.

Chat with him Inverse regarding the defendant’s future, he urged everyone not to be hasty in condemning Majors, maintaining, “Everyone is innocent until proven guilty.”

He said: “We are a country built on ‘innocent until proven guilty’. It is one of the staples of the country. Nothing has been proven about this guy. Nothing. So everyone is innocent until proven guilty.”

He finished: “That’s all I can say. It’s wild where we are as a society. But as a country, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.” The “Altered Carbon” star is the first major Marvel figure to speak out on the controversial issue ahead of the Majors’ next court date, set for Aug. 3.

Mackie’s statement came nearly two months after Majors’ first day in court on assault and harassment charges. He practically participated in the hearing of the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York. On Tuesday, May 9, the “Creed III” actor was represented by his defense, led by his attorney Priya Chaudhry, who conducted all speech except when Majors spoke to confirm he had agreed to a virtual appearance.

At the hearing, prosecutors revealed another complaint from the reported female victim’s account, which led the district attorney to slap Majors with a third-degree assault charge, which he had to physically face in court.”

With that, Judge Pauley ordered the “Lovecraft Country” star to appear in person at the next hearing on June 13. Pauley also had to rule on a motion requested by the defense at the June 13 hearing. Majors has been tight-lipped about his current situation, but his attorney never fails to voice his support and maintain his innocence whenever possible.

Jonathan Majors denies assault charges, lawyer says substantial evidence to prove innocence

Chaudhry did so after the hearing in May, when he called the prosecutor’s office for filing a case based on false allegations. He stressed that he and his team had provided “irrefutable evidence” against the alleged victim’s allegations.

Counsel further stated that prosecutors worked with the accuser as they did not admit the truth and revised the charges in the case to fit the woman’s narrative. Chaudhry said: “However, this false case continues the alleged relocation of the woman and the transformation of her story. This is a witch hunt against Jonathan Majors driven by baseless claims.”

“Instead of dropping the charges because of her clear lies, the prosecution adjusted the charges to fit her new lies,” he continued. The lawyer reiterated his client’s innocence in the statement, revealing that they had “more video evidence” to support their case, but were “hesitating to share it in case the prosecutor advises the woman to change her story again.”

The ‘devoted’ actor has hit out at his female accuser for allegedly assaulting her

However, Majors is not sitting back as his accuser makes new claims against him, having recently accused him of abuse, claiming he was the one who harassed her. The explosion reported that the 33-year-old had taken the matter to court, given that the alleged victim had done so previously. A source also confirmed that he met with police last week.

Jonathan Majors at the 5th American Black Film Festival Honors: A Celebration of Excellence in Hollywood

The meeting was about the March 25 arrest and the June 20 Manhattan Criminal Court trial he recently fought. Majors also filed a complaint accusing the woman of being “drunk and hysterical”.

He further claimed that her attack caused him pain and bleeding, while claiming that this was not the first time he had attacked her. Nevertheless, the Yale University alum admitted that he hit out at the accuser because she put him in a “messy situation.”

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