Jonathan Majors’ attorney calls assault case a ‘witch hunt’

Jonathan Major appeared in a Manhattan court Tuesday to face charges of assault and harassment stemming from his arrest back in March, a case his attorney is calling a racially biased “witch hunt.”

The “Creed III” actor, 33, attended the hearing via Zoom and spoke only to confirm that he agreed to appear virtually and not in person, according to PEOPLE.

RELATED: Update: Alleged victim of Jonathan Majors granted temporary restraining order ahead of court date

Major’s Attorney Claims Domestic Violence Case Is A Racially Biased “Witch Hunt”

in a statement obtained by shadow roomAdvocate priya chaudhary The assault case against the actor has been called the victim of a racially-biased “witch hunt”.

He also said he provided “irrefutable evidence” to the district attorney that the victim in the case is lying, “including video evidence that shows nothing,” Chowdhury said.

“We provided the district attorney with irrefutable evidence that the woman is lying, including video evidence showing nothing, specifically where she claimed. Won’t ‘fix’ and change it because we have proved that the woman is lying…”

Chowdhary claims that the victim in the case has changed her story several times and argues that her “location changes” and “her story changes” as the case progresses.

“Yet this false case continues, the woman’s claimed location changes, and her story changes. This is a witch hunt against Jonathan Majors, driven by unfounded claims.

Chowdhary accused the district attorney of “adjusting the charges to match the woman’s new lies” and clarified that there were no new charges against her. According to AP News, the court has issued an “amended domestic violence charge” against the actor.

“Rather than dismissing the charges in the face of the woman’s apparent lies, the DA has adjusted the charges to match the woman’s new lies. To be clear, there are no new charges against Mr. Major.

Major’s attorney said that although they say they have “even more” video evidence of his innocence, they are hesitant to share it “for fear the DA will force the woman to change her story again.” Will tip.”

Chowdhry described his MCU star client as a victim of racial prejudice and called out an alleged “double standard between the treatment of Majors … and his accuser”.

Chowdhury wrote, “The criminal justice system is riddled with explicit and implicit biases…”. “This glaring double standard between the treatment of Jonathan Majors, a black man weighing 200 lbs, and his accuser, exposes the racial bias that pervades the criminal justice system.”

The updated complaint says Major pulled on her “right middle finger,” causing significant pain.

Major was arrested on March 25, 2023 in Manhattan on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment in an alleged domestic dispute with his girlfriend.

In an updated complaint received by the daily beastThe woman told that the incident started at around 12:40 in the city of Manhattan. It was at this time that Major reportedly pulled her “right middle finger, which was bruised, swollen and in great pain.”

“I looked ahead [Majors] Grab my right arm, put it behind my body, and use your hands to bend my right forearm and right middle finger, causing severe pain in my right forearm and right middle finger. i looked ahead [Majors] Hit my right ear with my hand which caused a lot of pain and left a wound behind my right ear.”

The alleged victim says Major pushed her into a car with “both his hands”, causing her to fall backwards. Prosecutors had previously argued that the incident left her with “minor injuries to her head and neck”.

Background of Major’s Domestic Violence Case Since His March 25 Arrest

As shadow room As reported last month, Major’s alleged victim was granted a temporary restraining order in the weeks leading up to his court date on Tuesday (May 9). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Major must continue to obey the order and avoid contact with the accuser.

According to the actor’s lawyer, the action is “standard in such cases”. In addition, the attorney clarified that Major’s legal team “consented because Mr. Major wants nothing to do with the woman who assaulted him.”

In addition, actors can be imprisonment up to one year after pleading guilty to one charge of domestic violence unearthed this morning, according to hollywood handle,

As of now, Major has reportedly been fired by his talent manager. entertainment 360, Her second recent setback representation-wise, after the lead company initiated a break on representation the avengers Additionally, Major and fashion house Valentino reportedly “mutually agreed” last month that the actor would not attend this year’s Met Gala as one of their guests.

The actor’s next court hearing has been scheduled for June 13. According to AP News, Major must appear in person. Otherwise, a warrant for his arrest can be issued.