Open in App
The Guardian

Jonathan Majors arrested in New York after police called to domestic dispute

Jonathan Majors at the American Black Film Festival Honors in West Hollywood earlier this month.

The actor Jonathan Majors has been arrested in New York on charges of assault and harassment. But Majors’s attorney has said that the accuser in the case has recanted the assault allegations since the arrest happened, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

New York City police said Majors, the star of Creed III as well as Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, was involved in a domestic dispute on Saturday with a 30-year-old woman. Police responded at about 11am to a 911 call inside an apartment in the Chelsea neighbourhood in Manhattan.

“The victim informed police she was assaulted,” a police spokesperson said. “Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.”

Majors was no longer in police custody as of Saturday night, police said.

A representative for Majors denied any wrongdoing by the actor. “He has done nothing wrong,” the representative said in an email. “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”

The LA Times later reported that Majors’s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, had told the newspaper that the lawyer’s team had obtained “two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations”.

Majors is one of the fastest-rising stars in Hollywood. After breaking through in 2019’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Majors has starred in Da 5 Bloods, The Harder They Fall and last year’s Devotion. He also stars in the recent Sundance film festival entry Magazine Dreams, which Searchlight Pictures is to release in December.

Expand All
Comments / 0
Add a Comment
Most Popular newsMost Popular

Comments / 0