Jonathan Majors’ attorneys have denied any wrongdoing, stating that the arrest was made due to NYPD procedure.
“Unfortunately, this incident came about because this woman was having an emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital yesterday,” attorney Priya Chaudhry told Variety. “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.”
His attorney’s statements certainly shine a new light for Majors, whose rising status in the industry could be thrown into limbo by the allegations. Majors, who scored his breakout role with 2019’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” appeared in films like “Da 5 Bloods” and “The Harder They Fall” before scoring some big roles in 2023, including appearances in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III.”
Majors also has several other upcoming movies planned for the near future that could be affected by the allegations against him. This not only includes Spike Lee’s “Da Understudy,” Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s “48 Hours in Las Vegas,” and the Walter Mosley novel adaptation of “The Man in my Basement,” but also the Avengers films, “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars,” which will see him be the heroes’ next major adversary.