American actor Jonathan Majors found himself in the midst of a legal quagmire on Saturday, as he was arrested in New York City following allegations of assault against a thirty-year-old woman.
A Disturbing Scene Unfolds in Manhattan
Law enforcement sources divulged to international media outlets that the arrest of Majors transpired in the wake of a distress call, which reported the actor's involvement in a familial altercation within the upscale Chelsea district of Manhattan.
The actor now faces charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment, as the female victim sustained injuries to her head and neck. In the late hours of Saturday night, officers of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) responded to the emergency call, conducting a preliminary investigation that revealed a domestic dispute between a 33-year-old male, later identified as Majors, and a 30-year-old woman.
Though the nature of the woman's relationship with the actor remains unclear, she was transported to a hospital for treatment of her minor head and neck injuries and is reported to be in stable condition.
Legal Team Mounts a Defense
In response to the allegations, Majors' attorney, Priya Chaudhry, vehemently denied any wrongdoing on the part of her client, asserting that forthcoming evidence would conclusively establish his innocence.
Chaudhry stated on Sunday, "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." Chaudhry went on to reveal that the evidence in question encompasses video footage from the vehicle where the alleged assault occurred, corroborative witness testimony from the driver and additional onlookers who both observed and heard the purported incident, and "most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations." Furthermore, Chaudhry emphasized the NYPD's obligation to make an arrest in such situations, explaining, "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." It is worth noting that the initial 911 call was placed by Majors himself, purportedly voicing concerns for his girlfriend, with whom he shares a lavish penthouse apartment in Chelsea, according to police sources who spoke with ABC News. Jonathan Majors, who skyrocketed to fame in Hollywood after his memorable performance in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" (2019), has since appeared in acclaimed films such as "Da 5 Bloods", "The Harder They Fall", and "Devotion". More recently, he shared the silver screen with Michael B. Jordan in the highly anticipated film, "Creed III".