After actor Jonathan Majors was arrested this past weekend, his lawyer stated that the accuser had written a letter retracting her charges of abuse.
According to Priya Chaudhry, Majors’ attorney, they have “two written statements from the woman recanting these charges,” which she released to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. The young actor was detained in New York City on Saturday and charged with strangulation, assault, and harassment.
After receiving a 911 call from a New York City apartment complex on Saturday morning, police said they arrested Majors. According to a statement released by the NYPD, Majors had a “domestic altercation” with a 30-year-old woman who reported being assaulted.
The woman sustained light head and neck trauma and was sent to a nearby hospital. As of Sunday morning, her status had remained stable.
The victim in an argument with a lady he knows, as Chaudhry puts it, “is absolutely innocent and provably.” In a statement made immediately after the arrest, Chaudhry claimed that the woman “was undergoing an emotional crisis, for which she was rushed to the hospital” and that Majors “did not abuse her whatsoever.”
The team representing Majors has stated that they are “immediately gathering and presenting evidence” to the district attorney, which includes video footage from “the car where this episode took place” and statements from witnesses.
On Saturday night, a court granted a limited order of protection and ordered that Majors be freed on his own recognizance, according to the New York Times.
In the wake of Majors’ arrest, the United States military removed a pair of advertising for the Army portraying the action hero. On Sunday, a spokesperson for the United States Military Forces issued a statement to the Los Angeles Times expressing “great concern about the claims.”
Mr. Majors is presumed innocent until proven guilty, however we believe it is prudent to suspend advertising until further investigation into these charges has been completed.
The New York Times reports that on May 8, Majors, who can be seen in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III,” will appear in court.