On Saturday, March 25, “Creed III” actor Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York City following an alleged domestic dispute. A statement from the Manhattan District Attorney sent to POPSUGAR on March 28 revealed that the actor was charged with misdemeanor charges including assault and aggravated assault of an unnamed woman the following day.
In another statement sent to POPSUGAR that same day, Major’s attorney Priya Chowdhary alleged that Major was the one who made the 911 call that led to her arrest. Chowdhry wrote, “To set the record straight: As per the woman’s own written statement in one of her denials of her allegations, it was Mr. Major who called 911 out of concern for her mental health.”
According to Chowdhary, the Major denies all wrongdoing. In addition to laying down charges, the Manhattan DA’s office said a NYC judge released Major from custody on his own recognizance and granted him a limited order of protection, per Variety.
Chowdhry previously released a statement to POPSUGAR on March 25 that read, “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and the victim of an altercation with a woman known to him.” The actor’s criminal defense attorney said, “We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the district attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped soon.”
Chowdhary also detailed the alleged evidence, which he said included video footage from the scene of the reported incident, testimony of eyewitnesses and two written statements of the woman who denied the allegations. “All the evidence proves that Mr. Major is completely innocent and did not commit assault in any way,” she claimed in her statement, adding that she believes the charges will soon be dropped and that no further action of this nature will be made. Arrests should be made in the cases. “That is the only reason for arresting Mr. Major,” she said.
The “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania” actor is at a busy moment in his career, though he has been laid off by talent manager Entertainment 360, according to multiple sources, according to an April 17 report from Deadline. The Lede Company, the PR firm representing Major, also took a break from the actor last month. Deadline notes that Major and fashion house Valentino have “mutually agreed” that the actor will not attend this year’s Met Gala as one of their guests.
On April 18, Deadline confirmed that Majors is no longer starring in “The Man in My Basement”, an adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel of the same name, and revealed that he has also been cast in an unannounced Otis Redding biopic. has been dropped from consideration. Additionally, an ad campaign for Texas Rangers starring Majors that was supposed to air on April 21 has also reportedly been pulled. Major’s legal representative did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment on the news.
For now, Major is still set to star as Kang the Conqueror in Marvel’s 2025 film “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and in a bodybuilding drama titled “Magazine Dreams” later this year. He is also expected to appear in “Loki” season two, as he has already finished filming.
In the wake of his arrest, the US Army also announced that it had withdrawn its “Be All You Can Be” advertising campaign featuring Major. “The US military is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors, and we are deeply concerned about the allegations in his arrest,” Laura DeFrancisco, public affairs chief for the Army Enterprise Marketing Office, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Although Mr. Major is innocent until proven guilty, discretion directs that we remove our ads until the investigation of these allegations is complete.”
According to The Associated Press, the recruiting ads were set to re-run during the NCAA’s final four basketball games, leaving Army to reproduce the spot with existing and unused footage that did not include the majors. . “We are fully capable of making the most of the investment we’ve made,” Alex Fink, head of Army marketing, told the outlet in late March. “We think we’ll have some new creative ads for Friday’s women’s Final Four. . . [W]Basically to create new ads, I have a lot of material to go back to. , , If we need The campaign is full steam ahead.”