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Jonathan Majors charged with assault and harassment after New York arrest

The actor is accused of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute last weekend.

By Nick Reilly

Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors faces a string of assault and harassment charges, after he was accused of assaulting a woman during an alleged “domestic dispute” in Manhattan over the weekend.

Majors, the fast-rising star of Creed III and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, was arrested on Sunday (March 26) after police responded to a 911 call from an apartment in the Chelsea district of Manhattan.

New York City police say a 30-year-old woman sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was taken to hospital. Majors has since been released from custody.

Yesterday (March 28), the district attorney’s office confirmed that Majors has been charged with several counts of assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of harassment in the second degree and one count of aggravates harassment in the second degree.

He denies all charges, but is set to appear in court on May 8.

According to the unnamed female complainant, Majors struck her “about the fact with an open hand, causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear” and also allegedly “put his hand on her neck, causing bruising and substantial pain”.

In a statement on Sunday, Majors’ lawyer Priya Chaudhry said: “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows. We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently.”

Chaudry later added that the apparent evidence included video footage from the vehicle where the incident occurred and two written statements from the woman to recant her allegations.

Denying any wrongdoing, a rep for Majors added: “He has done nothing wrong.”

33-year-old Majors is considered to be one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars and a significant star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang, the franchise’s current main villain, right up to 2025’s planned Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

Marvel is yet to comment on his future, but a string of US Army adverts featuring the star have been pulled in the wake of his arrest.