Actor Jonathan Majors was charged with assault and aggravated harassment during his subsequent arraignment Sunday. Arrested in New York.
Police arrested the 33-year-old “Creed III” star in Manhattan on Saturday over an alleged “domestic dispute” involving a 30-year-old woman. Slightly injured.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman “was punched in the face with an open hand, causing considerable pain and lacerations behind the ears.” The Major is said to have “placed her hands on her neck, causing her bruising and considerable pain.” He is also accused of “grabbing her hand and causing swelling, bruising, and considerable pain in her fingers.”
Priya Chowdhury, Majors’ criminal defense attorney, said on Sunday that the actor was completely innocent. She said she hopes the charges will be dropped based on the evidence.
“This evidence includes video footage from the vehicle in which this episode took place, testimony from drivers and other eyewitnesses who saw or heard the episode, and most importantly, from women who recant these claims. It includes two written statements from,” said Chaudhry. “All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is completely innocent and that she did not commit any assault on her.”
She claimed the woman was in an emotional crisis.
Prosecutors at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office have requested that Major be placed under surveillance, and a full protection order has been issued for the woman, a spokesperson said. bottom. Major was released on his own recognition. He is scheduled to return to court on May 8.
A spokeswoman for the Army’s Corporate Marketing Office said the Army had pulled an ad featuring the actor following the major’s arrest. “Be All You Can Be” Ads Developed to facilitate adoption.
“The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and is deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest. We recently released two ads featuring Mr. Majors,” said the Army’s Office of Corporate Marketing. A spokesperson said. “Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, but out of caution, the ad must be removed until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”
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