Marvel star Jonathan Majors was arrested Saturday morning for an alleged altercation with his girlfriend where he allegedly attacked her on Friday, but now his lawyer says the 33-year-old actor is completely innocent.
The lawyer says they have video footage proving the innocence of Jonathan Majors, eyewitness testimony, and even the girlfriend who pressed characters has recanted the allegations as she was “having an emotional crisis.”
“Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows,” criminal defense lawyer Priya Chaudhry filled in Variety. “We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently.”
Chaudhry goes on to say the evidence they have to exonerate Majors is that there is video footage from the vehicle where the alleged incident took place (said to be a taxicab), as well as witness testimony from the driver (taxi driver) and onlookers, and two written statements from the woman recanting the allegations.
“All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever,” Chaudhry said. “Unfortunately, this incident came about because this woman was having an emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital yesterday. The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested. We expect these charges to be dropped soon.”
What are the details about Jonathan Majors’ arrest?
The details about the incident include Jonathan Majors is said to have gotten upset over his girlfriend trying to sneak a peek at his phone while receiving texts from another girl which saw Majors allegedly get angry and he allegedly grabbed her hand and allegedly slapped her.
It’s also said the woman was taken to the hospital where she had visible injuries: a laceration behind her ear, redness, and marks to her face, and that the police felt there was enough evidence for probable cause and arrested the actor without incident.
Jonathan Majors was booked on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment.
Reps for the actor also said, “He’s done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”
However, two people connected to the industry have said Majors has a well-known history of abusive behavior.
Update: The U.S. Army has pulled its ad with the actor; watch the commercial here.
Update #2: New details are learned which are different than originally reported and may be a huge reprieve for the actor.
Jonathan Majors is known for recently playing Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and stars in Creed III opposite Michael B. Jordan.