Jonathan Majors, Marvel and 'Creed' star, arrested for allegedly assaulting woman in NY
Jonathan Majors has been arrested in New York after an alleged domestic violence altercation with a 30-year-old woman.
The NYPD confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement that the “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” star was taken into custody after officers responded to a 911 call from a Manhattan apartment, where a woman told them she had been assaulted. The woman was taken to the hospital, police said.
Majors, 33, was arraigned on multiple charges, including assault and aggravated harassment, the Manhattan district attorney’s office told USA TODAY. In the complaint, the woman claimed she was struck with an open hand, causing a laceration behind her ear, and suffered bruising and pain when "the defendant put his hand on her neck."
Majors’ representative denied the allegations and told USA TODAY in a statement that the actor “has done nothing wrong.”
“We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up,” the statement said.
USA TODAY has reached out to Marvel for comment.
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Officers responded to a call within the 10 Precinct at approximately 11:14 a.m. ET Saturday.
“A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old female. The victim informed police she was assaulted. 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,” the NYPD said.
The Yale-educated actor is a rising star in Hollywood, seen two weeks ago on the Oscars stage, presenting best cinematography with Michael B. Jordan.
Majors, an Emmy nominee for HBO's “Lovecraft Country,” recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang the Conqueror and is slated to headline “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” in 2025. The actor stepped into the ring with Jordan as Damian Anderson in the boxing drama “Creed III,” and starred as real-life Navy aviator Jesse Brown in the Korean War drama “Devotion.”
Next up, he stars as an amateur bodybuilder in “Magazine Dreams” (set for release in December) and plays mercurial basketball icon Dennis Rodman in “48 Hours in Vegas.”
Contributing: Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, and The Associated Press
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