Jonathan Majors Arrested for Allegedly Strangling, Assaulting, Harassing Woman in New York

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Creed III actor Jonathan Majors was arrested on Saturday on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment, according to authorities, as The Associated Press reports.

On Saturday, around 11 a.m., police responded to a 911 call at an apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. According to the authorities, the star — who also appeared in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania — was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman inside the apartment.

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“The victim informed police she was assaulted,” a spokesperson for the NYPD said in a statement. “Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.”

A rep for Majors tells Rolling Stone via email, “He has done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”

In a statement Sunday to Rolling Stone, Majors’ lawyer Priya Chaudhry said, “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. This evidence includes video footage from the vehicle where this episode took place, witness testimony from the driver and others who both saw and heard the episode, and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations. All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever. 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.”

In 2019, Majors starred in his breakout role as Montgomery “Mont” Allen in The Last Black Man in San Francisco. It was followed by his portrayals in Da 5 Bloods, The Harder They Fall, and 2022’s The Devotion before his recent Creed III and Ant-Man appearances. In Creed III, he plays character Damian, a childhood friend of Michael B. Jordan’s character, Donnie Creed, in a “brothers”-turned-enemies face-off in the boxing ring.

This story was updated March 26 at noon EST with Majors’ lawyer’s statement.

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