Marvel actor Jonathan Majors’ attorney has come forward to say she expects the charges against the rising star to be dropped.
Majors, 33, was taken into custody on Saturday morning on charges of ‘strangulation, assault and harassment,’ after allegedly beating and strangling his girlfriend inside a vehicle.
He was released on his own recognizance, and is expected to return to a Manhattan courtroom in May.
It now remains unclear if Disney will continue to move forward with its Kang the Conqueror storyline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after two other people who have worked with Majors in the past claimed they heard similar accounts from other women over the years.
But Majors’ lawyer and his representative both deny that the actor was involved in any wrongdoing, even going as far as to suggest he will be exonerated.
Jonathan Majors, 33, was spotted exclusively by DailyMail.com photographers leaving a New York City courthouse after being charged for allegedly assaulting a woman
In a statement to Disney-owned ABC News, Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry said he is ‘completely innocent.
‘We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all the charges will be dropped imminently,’ she said, citing video footage from the vehicle where the alleged assault occurred, witness testimony from the driver and others who saw and heard the alleged altercation ‘and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting the allegations.’
‘The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested,’ Chaudhry claimed. ‘We expect these charges to be dropped soon.’
A spokesperson for the Creed III actor also denied any wrongdoing, saying Majors ‘has done nothing wrong’ and ‘we look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.’
Cops were called to the scene at 11.14am near the intersection of West 22nd Street and 8th Avenue in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.
‘A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30 year-old female,’ an NYPD statement read.
‘The victim informed police she was assaulted. Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident,’ the statement sent to DailyMail.com continued.
Majors was released on his own recognizance , and is expected to return to a Manhattan courtroom in May
His future as Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains uncertain
While speaking to the police, the alleged victim said she and Majors got into an argument and he proceeded to ‘attack her.’
She claimed Majors struck ‘her about the face with an open hand causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear.’
She also alleged Majors grabbed her hand and put his hands on her neck, causing swelling, bruising and substantial pain to her neck and hand.
According to a source who spoke with TMZ, the victim had visible injuries on her body, including a ‘laceration behind her ear, redness and marks to her face.’
The actor was cuffed and taken to jail right away, as police ‘felt there was enough evidence for probable cause.’
Following the altercation the alleged victim was taken to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition.
New York City-based Society Theater co-founder Tim Nicolai, left, and Devotion director AB Allen, right, suggested other women have had similar experiences with the actor. Their claims have not been substantiated
AB Allen replied to someone who claimed his previous tweet about a vicious, cruel, abusive human being’ was Majors with sounds of bells going off
As news about the star’s arrest spread on social media, several people who have worked with Majors in the past suggested other women have had similar experiences with the actor.
New York City-based Society Theater co-founder Tim Nicolai, for example, wrote in a now-deleted tweet: ‘It’s both simultaneously awful to know he is still doing this and also a relief that he may never get to again.’
He referred to Majors as a ‘sociopath and abuser,’ claiming that people at Yale University and in the broader New York City community have known about his behavior for years, according to FandomWire.
And, he expressed his regret that no one has spoken up against the actor until now.
Devotion director AB Allen, meanwhile, previously tweeted about a ‘new [actor] on the scene being a vicious, cruel, abusive human being.’
He mentioned how he was frustrated that others were falling ‘head-over-heels’ for the star.
Following the news that Majors was arrested, on woman on Twitter shared a screenshot of the old tweet from February writing, ‘Now w know who this tweet was about.’
Allen replied to that tweet, writing: ‘Ding/Ding/Ding/Ding.’
Neither Nicolai nor Allen said they would tell what they know, because it risks exposing alleged victims.
‘The specifics of what *I* know unfortunately would still expose people who have ben hurt and deserve to not become part of some larger media inquiry if they don’t want to,’ Allen wrote.
Nicolai also said that he knows people have tried speaking out against the actor in the past, but some have not wished to come forward.
‘A bunch f us are close with people (and sometimes multiple people) he has directly harmed,’ he claimed. ‘I don’t know if they will speak on it. It is completely their decision.’
He further stated that he has been receiving texts from people who have allegedly suffered at Majors’ hand.
‘Literally people [Majors] did this to are texting me right now. It’s not “I heard.”
DailyMail.com has reached out to Nicolai, Allen and Chaudhry for comment.
Majors plays Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was expected to be the next big villain for the franchise
Playing the villain: He also recently starred as the Marvel villain Kang the Conquerer in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania; Pictured with Paul Rudd in a still from Ant-Man
Majors’ future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe now remains uncertain.
He first appeared as Kang the Conqueror in the Disney+ television series Loki and reprised the role in the recent Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania against Paul Rudd.
The actor will next be starring in an upcoming spin-off – ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.’ The upcoming Marvel film is slated to be released on March 2, 2025.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been gearing up with those appearances to make Kang the next major villain the Avengers will have to face, after defeating Thanos — who made half the universe disappear.
The character is expected to again appear in Loki season two and may appear in other movies leading up to the 2026 Secret Wars film.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly back in February, Marvel Cinematic boss Kevin Feige said: ‘Not every film in the Infinity Saga focused on the Infinity Stones or Thanos, and it’ll be the same across 5 and 6.
‘But we’re gearing up. People will get a taste of this in a big way in Quantumania as we lead to Avengers: Secret Wars, which I’m extremely excited for.’
It is unclear how much Majors was paid or is slated to be paid for his appearances, but over the past decade and a half, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has raked in nearly $30billion.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Disney and Marvel for comment.
Majors has been in a string of Blockbuster hits, including ‘Creed III’ where he played Damian Anderson against director and co-star Michael B. Jordan; Pictured in a still
Majors landed his first major role as Young Ken Jones in the 2016 mini-series ‘When We Rise’ while still at Yale, which lead to roles in 2017’s ‘Hostiles,’ 2018’s ‘White Boy Rick’ before his breakout in 2019’s ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco
He then first rose to prominence in 2020 playing Atticus Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
More recently, Majors has been in a number of hit movies, including Creed III, in which he played Damian Anderson against director and costar Michael B. Jordan
He was spotted earlier this month presenting the award for Best Cinematography with Jordan at the Oscars earlier this month, and starred in Magazine Dreams, which debuted at Sundance last month.
In a recent interview, Majors talked about his childhood in Lompoc, California and how he spent a good part of it on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, with his father serving in the Air Force, before he abandoned their family.
After moving to Texas following his father’s departure, he went on to study at the University of North Carolina School For the Arts and the Yale School of Drama, which he graduated from with an MFA in 2016.
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