Jonathan Majors, best known for his roles in “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” was arrested on Saturday following an alleged domestic dispute in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
However, his lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, has stated that she expects the charges to be dropped soon.
In a statement to UPI, Chaudhry asserted that Majors is innocent and likely the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows. She claims that the defense team is quickly gathering evidence to present to the District Attorney, including video footage from the incident, witness testimony, and two written statements from the woman recanting the allegations.
“Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is provably 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,” lawyer Priya Chaudhry said in a statement.
The NYPD reported that the alleged victim had minor injuries to her head and neck and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Majors was arrested on allegations of strangulation, assault, and harassment. However, Chaudhry clarified that the DA did not charge him with strangulation, but with two counts of assault in the third degree, attempted assault in the third degree, aggravated harassment in the second degree, and harassment in the second degree, all misdemeanors or lesser charges.
“Despite the NYPD’s arrest for ‘strangulation,’ the DA did not charge him with strangulation.
“Instead, he was charged with two counts of assault in the third degree, which are misdemeanors, and lesser charges of attempted assault in the third degree, aggravated harassment in the second degree, and harassment in the second degree. All misdemeanors or less.”
Chaudhry attributed the incident to the woman’s emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital. She noted that the NYPD is required to make an arrest in such situations, and this is likely the only reason for Majors’ arrest.
“All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever,” Chaudhry said in the statement.
“Unfortunately, this incident came about because this 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. We expect these charges to be dropped soon.”