Actor Jonathan Majors appeared in court where he was confronted with a revised charge of domestic violence.
The charge stems from allegations made by a woman who claims that Majors twisted her arm, struck her head, and forcefully shoved her into a vehicle in New York City back in March. During the arraignment, which lasted just three minutes, Majors, appearing via video, did not enter a plea to the misdemeanor assault charge and remained mostly silent.
Prosecutors revealed that the charge was revised to reflect the perspective of the 30-year-old accuser, indicating her cooperation with the authorities. Majors, who is 33 years old, still faces several other misdemeanor charges related to his arrest in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on March 25. Some of these charges carry a potential sentence of up to one year in jail.
Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, maintains that her client is innocent and criticized the prosecution, calling it a “witch hunt” against the actor.
Chaudhry claims to have provided the Manhattan district attorney’s office with “irrefutable evidence” that the woman is lying, including video proof showing that nothing happened as she claimed. Chaudhry further alleges that the woman assaulted Majors.
“Instead of dismissing the allegations in the face of the woman’s clear lies, the DA has adjusted the charges to match the woman’s new lies,” Chaudhry said.
The domestic violence case has had repercussions for Majors’ career. The U.S. Army pulled TV commercials narrated by the actor, stating that it was deeply concerned about the allegations.
The case is ongoing, and further legal proceedings will determine the outcome of the charges against Jonathan Majors.