The lawyer of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Jonathan Majors claims the actor is the victim of a “witch hunt” and has been subjected to racial bias in his ongoing assault and harassment case.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Majors made a virtual court appearance at the New York Criminal Court for a status conference connected to his charges, including introducing new details in his case by the district attorney. While the counts and charges against Majors remain the same, the updated complaint language claims the Marvel Cinematic Universe star injured the woman’s right arm and pushed her into a car, as well as previously reported lacerations to her right ear and finger. The new details replaced initial reports of the complainant suffering bruising or a neck injury.
Following the hearing, Majors’ attorney Priya Chaudhry dismissed the updated claims, claiming the woman, believed to be Majors’ girlfriend at the time, was “lying.” Chaudhry also insisted her legal team had additional video evidence to refute the accused’s claims, backing up previously released texts allegedly sent between Majors and the woman following the incident. She also insisted her client is being judged because of his skin color. “This is a witch hunt against Jonathan Majors, driven by baseless claims. Instead of dismissing the allegations in the face of the woman’s clear lies, the DA has adjusted the charges to match the woman’s new lies. To be clear, there are no new charges against Mr. Majors,” Chaudhry said.
Jonathan Majors Arrested For Domestic Abuse
Majors was arrested on Mar. 25 following an alleged domestic incident between himself and the woman after returning home from a Brooklyn bar. The actor was subsequently arraigned and hit with four charges, including misdemeanor assault, aggravated harassment, attempted assault and harassment. Though Majors has consistently denied the allegations and claimed the accuser recanted her story, the accuser was granted a full temporary order of protection following a request by the DA office. During the latest hearing, Majors was ordered to continue abiding by the details of the protection order, including no contact with the woman.
Filmmakers Accuse Jonathan Majors of Abuse
Since news of Majors’ arrest broke, more accusers have come forward against the actor, with several reportedly cooperating with the DA’s office to speak on his behavior. Additionally, various filmmakers have spoken out about Majors’ allegedly abusive and sociopathic behavior dating back to his days at Yale University. Marvel has yet to speak out about the allegations against Majors and deny having discussed the potential recasting of Kang the Conqueror in the MCU despite rumors of them having actors in mind for the part. Along with Quantumania, Majors is due to play the notable supervillain in the next two Avengers films, The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.
Jonathan Majors Dropped From Projects and More
The fallout from Majors’ allegations has been widespread. The actor was dropped by his talent manager, Entertainment 360, following his arrest and his commercials for the “Be All You Can Be” U.S. Army campaign were shelved. He has reportedly been dropped from multiple major projects due to the allegations, including an untitled biopic of jazz legend Otis Redding and a film adaptation of Walter Mosley’s thriller novel, The Man in My Basement. Meanwhile, his next film, Magazine Dreams, was recently dropped from CinemaCon ahead of its release on Dec. 8.
Majors will appear in person for his next court date on Jun. 13.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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