The Marvel actor’s lawyer, Jonathan Majors, has come forward to say he hopes the charges against the star will be dropped.
Majors, 33, was arrested Saturday morning on charges of “strangulation, assault and harassment” after allegedly beating and strangling his girlfriend inside a vehicle.
He was released on parole and is expected to return to a Manhattan courthouse in May.
It’s now unclear if Disney will continue to move forward with their Kang the Conqueror story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after two other people who worked with Majors in the past claimed to have heard similar accounts from other women over the years.
But both Majors’ lawyer and his representative deny that the actor was involved in any wrongdoing, even suggesting that he will be exonerated.
Jonathan Majors, 33, was seen exclusively by DailyMail.com photographers leaving a New York City courthouse after being charged with allegedly assaulting a woman.
In a statement to Disney-owned ABC NewsMajors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said he is “completely innocent”.
“We are rapidly gathering and presenting evidence to the district attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently,” he said, citing video footage of the vehicle where the alleged assault occurred, witness testimony from the driver and others who saw and listened to the alleged altercation “and most importantly, two written statements from the woman retracting the accusations.”
“The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested,” Chaudhry said. “We hope these charges will be dropped soon.”
A spokesperson for the Creed III actor also denied any wrongdoing, saying Majors “has done nothing wrong” and “we hope to clear his name and clear this up.”
Troopers were called to the scene at 11:14 a.m. 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 man was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman,” an NYPD statement read.
The victim informed the police that she was assaulted. Officers took the 33-year-old man into custody without incident,” the statement sent to DailyMail.com continued.
Majors was released on parole and is expected to return to a Manhattan courthouse in May.
His future as Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains uncertain.
While speaking to police, the alleged victim said she and Majors got into an argument and he proceeded to “attack” her.
He claimed that Majors “hit her across the face with an open hand causing considerable pain and a laceration behind her ear.”
He also alleged that Majors grabbed his hand and placed his hands on his neck, causing swelling, bruising, and considerable pain in his neck and hand.
According to a source who spoke to TMZ, the victim had visible injuries to her body, including a “laceration behind her ear, redness and marks on her face.”
The actor was immediately handcuffed and taken to jail, 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. His claims have not been substantiated.
AB Allen responded to someone who claimed that his previous tweet about a vicious, cruel and abusive human being was Majors with sounds of bells ringing.
As news of the star’s arrest spread on social media, several people who worked with Majors in the past suggested that other women had had similar experiences with the actor.
New York City-based Society Theatre’s co-founder Tim Nicolai, for example, wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “It’s both horrible to know you’re still doing this and also a relief to never do it again. “.
He called Majors 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 fandom wire.
And he expressed his regret that no one has spoken out against the actor so far.
Meanwhile, Devotion director AB Allen previously tweeted about a “new (actor) on the scene who is a vicious, cruel and abusive human being.”
He mentioned how he was frustrated that others were falling ‘madly’ for the star.
Following the news that Majors was arrested, on woman on Twitter shared a screenshot of the old tweet from February which read: “Now we know who this tweet was about.”
Allen responded to that tweet, writing: “Ding/Ding/Ding/Ding.”
Neither Nicolai nor Allen said they would tell what they know, because they risk exposing the alleged victims.
“Unfortunately, the details of what *I* know would still expose people who have been hurt and deserve not to be part of a larger media investigation if they don’t want to,” Allen wrote.
Nicolai also said that he knows that people have tried to speak out against the actor in the past, but some have not wanted to.
“A lot of us are close to people (and sometimes multiple people) that it has directly harmed,” he said. ‘I don’t know if they will talk about it. It is completely your decision.
He further said that he has been receiving text messages from people who have allegedly suffered at the hands of Majors.
‘Literally people (Majors) did this to text 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 franchise’s next big villain.
Playing the villain: He also recently played 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 reprized the role in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania against Paul Rudd.
The actor will soon star in an upcoming spin-off: ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’. The next Marvel movie is scheduled to be released on March 2, 2025.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been gearing up with those appearances to make Kang the next big villain the Avengers will have to face, after defeating Thanos, who wiped out half the universe.
The character is expected to appear again in the second season of Loki and may appear in other movies before 2026’s Secret Wars movie.
speaking to entertainment weekly In February, Marvel Cinematic boss Kevin Feige said, “Not all of the Infinity Saga movies focused on the Infinity Stones or Thanos, and it will be the same in 5 and 6.”
But we are preparing. People will be testing this in a big way in Quantumania as we move into Avengers: Secret Wars, so I’m very excited.”
It’s unclear how much Majors was or was paid for his appearances, but over the past decade and a half, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grossed nearly $30 billion.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Disney and Marvel for comment.
Majors has been in a number 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 miniseries “When We Rise” while still at Yale, which led to roles in 2017’s “Hostiles,” 2018’s “White Boy Rick” before his appearance in 2019’s ‘The Last’. Black man in San Francisco
He then first rose to fame in 2020 playing Atticus Freeman on 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 co-star Michael B. Jordan.
He was seen earlier this month presenting the Best Cinematography award with Jordan at the Oscars earlier this month, and he starred in Magazine Dreams, which debuted at Sundance last month.
In a recent interview, Majors opened up about her childhood in Lompoc, California, and how she spent much of it at Vandenberg Air Force Base, with her father serving in the Air Force, before leaving her family.
After moving to Texas following her father’s departure, she studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Yale School of Drama, graduating with an MFA in 2016.