The Marvel star was charged by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office with various assault and harassment charges after his arraignment on Sunday.
Jonathan Majors has been charged by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office with multiple counts of assault and battery after he was arrested over the weekend in connection with an alleged altercation.
The unnamed female accuser alleges that defendant Majors “struck her in the face with an open hand, causing significant pain and an abdominal injury behind her ear.” She also claims that the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III” star “placed a hand on her neck, causing bruising and significant pain,” as well as bruising and pain on one of her fingers. Majors’ legal team continues to deny the allegations.
After their arraignment on Sunday, they were charged with third-degree multiple assault, third-degree attempted third-degree assault, second-degree aggravated harassment, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault.
Majors was released by a judge and given a limited protection order. IndieWire confirmed the details with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Majors’ representatives insist on the evidence proving Majors is innocent of the charges. “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and demonstrably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows,” Priya Chaudhry, Majors’ criminal defense attorney, said in a statement shared with IndieWire following Saturday night’s arrest. “We will quickly gather and submit the evidence to the district attorney with the understanding that charges will be dropped soon. This evidence includes video footage of the vehicle where this episode occurred, testimony from the driver and others who saw and heard the episode, and most importantly, two written statements from the woman denying these allegations. All the evidence shows that Mr. Majors is completely innocent and did not abuse her. Unfortunately, this incident happened because this woman was in an emotional crisis, which led to her being taken to the hospital yesterday. The NYPD has a duty to arrest in these situations and that is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested. We expect to waive these charges soon.”
Following the incident, the U.S. military halted an advertising campaign for the star, who has Oscar hopes for his Sundance drama “Magazine Dreams.”
Additional reporting by Christian Blauvelt.
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