Jonathan Majors appeared in a Manhattan courtroom this morning to hear the assault charges against him. The actor was arrested in New York City on March 25 after police responded to a 911 call from a lower Manhattan apartment where a woman, apparently Majors’ girlfriend, had bruises on her head, neck and finger. .
The next day, Majors was subpoenaed on multiple counts of third-degree assault, three counts of attempted third-degree assault, one count of second-degree aggravated molestation, and one count of second-degree molestation. On April 27, the alleged victim was granted a restraining order against Majors.
His criminal defense attorney Priya Chaudhry said: “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is likely the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows.” He will represent him when the case goes to court. It was announced during Majors’ June 20 court appearance that the trial will begin in Manhattan on August 3.
Since the charges were filed, Majors has been pulled from his advertising team, the Lede Company, and his management company, Entertainment 360.
He was also dropped from Protagonist Pictures’ adaptation of Walter Mosley’s novel “The Man in My Basement,” a Texas Rangers ad campaign, and a US Army ad campaign featuring him was dropped. Nothing is known yet about Searchlight’s plans for its high-profile Sundance premiere of “Magazine Dreams,” which is slated for release later this year. And no word on his future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he was supposed to be the main villain who would anchor the next two phases of the films.