UPDATED — 1:12 PM 03/26/2023
Jonathan Majors’ Attorney Released A Statement About His Arrest
On Sunday morning, ABC News reported that Jonathan Majors’ attorney publicly addressed his alleged domestic dispute and subsequent arrest and revealed that Majors’ accuser recanted her story.
“Jonathan Majors is completely innocent … We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently,” attorney Priya Chaudhry said.
The evidence his team soon plans to present includes video footage from the taxi they shared at the time of the alleged assault. Chaudhry claims to have testimony from multiple witnesses, including the drivers, “and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations.”
According to his attorney, the fact that officers arrested Majors on the spot is not necessarily because of guilt. She claimed NYPD generally handles all cases of this nature with immediate arrest.
“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,” Chaudhry continued.
The charges against Majors are “two misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault, second-degree aggravated harassment, second-degree harassment, and third-degree attempted assault.”
A judge released him on his own recognizance following a swift appearance in court. Majors’ next court date is May 8.
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Police arrested Jonathan Majors for allegedly assaulting a woman in New York City this weekend.
Details are still unfolding after his arrest reportedly happened around 11 AM ET in Manhattan on Saturday. TMZ reports police booked Majors into custody for “charges of strangulation, assault and harassment.”
Per law enforcement, the unknown woman was identified as Major’s girlfriend. The alleged victim complained that they had a heated argument during a taxi ride home from a Brooklyn bar Friday night.
According to TMZ, the woman confronted Majors about texting another woman and tried to check his phone. She claimed that Majors allegedly grabbed her hand and slapped her as things escalated.
The alleged victim said the altercation didn’t stop there, claiming it escalated to the Creed III actor putting his hands around her neck. After they parted ways for the night, the woman reported a crime to the police Saturday morning.
TMZ also reports that the alleged victim had visible injuries “including a laceration behind her ear, redness and marks to her face. She was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition.”
Sources claim police released Majors from custody the same day. The blockbuster star’s representatives responded to the news, defending his innocence.
“He’s done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up,” the statement said.
Reports of Majors’ arrest and the alleged assault have already sent shockwaves through the internet. After starring in two of the biggest films of 2023, he quickly became one of the hottest names in Hollywood. The press tours for both projects earned him a massive following of devoted fans.
BOSSIP will continue to provide updates about this story as more information becomes available.
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