A lawyer for Jonathan Majors says the woman who accused him of assault retracted her allegations in writing after the actor was arrested this weekend.
Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday that her team obtained “two written statements from the woman retracting these allegations.” The rising movie star was arrested Saturday in New York on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment.
According to police, Majors was taken into custody after officers responded to a 911 call from a New York City apartment building on Saturday morning. The New York police said in a statement that Majors was involved in a “domestic dispute” with a 30-year-old woman who told police she was assaulted.
The woman was transported to a local hospital with minor head and neck injuries. She was in stable condition as of Sunday morning.
Chaudhry maintains that his client “is completely innocent and probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows.” In a statement issued shortly after her arrest, Chaudhry claimed that the woman “was having an emotional breakdown, for which she was taken to the hospital” and that Majors “did not assault her at all.”
Majors’ team said they are “quickly gathering and presenting evidence,” including video footage of the “vehicle where this episode occurred” and witness testimony, to the district attorney and hope the charges will be dropped soon.
On Saturday night, a judge granted a limited protective order and ordered Majors released on his own recognizance. according to the New York Times.
In the aftermath of Majors’ arrest, the United States Army pulled a couple of Army ads featuring the action hero. A representative of the US military told the Los Angeles Times in a statement Sunday that the military is “deeply concerned by the allegations.”
“While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we withdraw our ads until the investigation of these allegations is complete,” the statement read.
Majors, who appears in two of the biggest movies currently in theaters, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III,” will appear in court on May 8, according to the New York Times.
Los Angeles Times staff writer Teresa Watanabe contributed to this report.