Police arrested Majors Saturday after receiving a 911 call from a woman who alleged the actor assaulted her. The 33-year-old actor was arraigned on multiple charges, including assault and aggravated harassment.
The actor’s representative denied the allegations and claimed in a statement to USA TODAY that Majors “has done nothing wrong.”
Majors has since lost a major brand deal with the U.S. Army, while marquee roles in upcoming film projects remain on the horizon.
Here’s what we know so far.
Why was Jonathan Majors arrested?
Majors was arrested in New York on Saturday after an alleged domestic violence altercation with a 30-year-old woman.
The New York Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY that Majors was taken into custody after officers received a 911 call from a woman who said she had been assaulted. The woman was taken to the hospital, police said.
Majors was arraigned on multiple charges, including assault and aggravated harassment, the Manhattan district attorney’s office told USA TODAY. In the complaint, the woman claimed she was struck with an open hand, causing a laceration behind her ear, and suffered bruising and pain when she alleged Majors “put his hand on her neck.”
What has Jonathan Majors said about the alleged assault?
While Majors has yet to speak out on the arrest, his representatives have denounced the charges brought against him. “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up,” Majors’ representative told USA TODAY in a statement Saturday.
Majors’ attorney Priya Chaudhry told USA TODAY in a statement Sunday that Majors “is completely innocent and is provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows” and expects charges will be dropped.
Chaudry said she is submitting evidence to the district attorney – including video footage, witness testimony and written statements – “with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently.”
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What happens next with Jonathan Majors?
A judge granted a limited order of protection on Saturday and released Majors on his own recognizance. The next court date is May 8.
Majors’ attorney claims the dispute occurred because the 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,” Chaudry said. “We expect these charges to be dropped soon.”
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Jonathan Majors loses brand deal with US Army after arrest
Majors’ arrest has upended the U.S. Army’s newly launched advertising campaign aimed at reviving the service’s recruitment numbers.
The actor was the narrator of two ads that kicked off at the start of the NCAA’s March Madness college basketball tournament.
In a statement shared Sunday with the Associated Press, the Army’s Enterprise Marketing Office said the Army was aware of Majors’ arrest and was “deeply concerned by the allegations.” It added that while Majors “is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”
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What movies and TV shows has Jonathan Majors starred in?
A rising star in Hollywood, Majors made his acting debut in the 2011 comedy “Do Not Disturb.” The Yale-educated actor went on to star in HBO’s fantasy horror series “Lovecraft Country,” for which he received an Emmy nomination, as well as the Jeymes Samuel-directed Western drama “The Harder They Fall.” Majors also starred as real-life Navy aviator Jesse Brown in the Korean War drama “Devotion.”
He joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and stepped into the ring with Michael B. Jordan as Damian Anderson in the boxing drama “Creed III.”
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What upcoming movies is Jonathan Majors in?
Major is slated to headline “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” in 2025.
Next up, he stars as an amateur bodybuilder in “Magazine Dreams” (set for release in December) and plays mercurial basketball icon Dennis Rodman in “48 Hours in Vegas.”
Contributing: Kim Willis and Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY