Marvel actor Jonathan Majors‘ attorney has come forward to say she expects the charges against the star to be dropped.
Majors, 33, was taken into custody on Saturday morning on assault charges after allegedly beating and strangling his girlfriend inside a vehicle.
He was released on his own recognizance, and is expected to return to a Manhattan courtroom in May.
But Majors’ lawyer and his representative both deny that the actor was involved in any wrongdoing, even going as far as to suggest he will be exonerated.
Jonathan Majors, 33, was spotted exclusively by DailyMail.com photographers leaving a New York City
In a statement to Disney-owned ABC News, Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry said he is ‘completely innocent.
‘We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all the charges will be dropped imminently,’ she said, citing video footage from the vehicle where the alleged assault occurred, witness testimony from the driver and others who saw and heard the alleged altercation ‘and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting the allegations.’
‘The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested,’ Chaudhry claimed. ‘We expect these charges to be dropped soon.’
Priya Chaudhry also told TMZ: ‘Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows.
‘We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently. ‘
A spokesperson for the Creed III actor also denied any wrongdoing, saying Majors ‘has done nothing wrong’ and ‘we look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.’
Cops were called to the scene at 11.14am near the intersection of West 22nd Street and 8th Avenue in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.
‘A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30 year-old female,’ an NYPD statement read.
‘The victim informed police she was assaulted. Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident,’ the statement sent to DailyMail.com continued.
Majors was released on his own recognizance , and is expected to return to a Manhattan courtroom in May
While speaking to the police, the alleged victim said she and Majors got into an argument and he proceeded to ‘attack her.’
She claimed Majors struck ‘her about the face with an open hand causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear.’
She also alleged Majors grabbed her hand and put his hands on her neck, causing swelling, bruising and substantial pain to her neck and hand.
According to a source who spoke with TMZ, the victim had visible injuries on her body, including a ‘laceration behind her ear, redness and marks to her face.’
The actor was cuffed and taken to jail right away, as police ‘felt there was enough evidence for probable cause.’
Following the altercation the alleged victim was taken to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Playing the villain: He also recently starred as the Marvel villain Kang the Conquerer in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania; Pictured with Paul Rudd in a still from Ant-Man
Following Major’s arrest for assaulting his girlfriend, questions will be asked about his continuing participation in Marvel’s Avengers franchise – with parent company Disney stridently family-family friendly.
He first appeared as Kang the Conqueror in the Disney+ television series Loki and reprised the role in the recent Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania against Paul Rudd.
The actor will next be starring in an upcoming spin-off – ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.’ The upcoming Marvel film is slated to be released on March 2, 2025.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been gearing up with those appearances to make Kang the next major villain the Avengers will have to face, after defeating Thanos — who made half the universe disappear.
The character is expected to again appear in Loki season two and may appear in other movies leading up to the 2026 Secret Wars film.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly back in February, Marvel Cinematic boss Kevin Feige said: ‘Not every film in the Infinity Saga focused on the Infinity Stones or Thanos, and it’ll be the same across 5 and 6.
‘But we’re gearing up. People will get a taste of this in a big way in Quantumania as we lead to Avengers: Secret Wars, which I’m extremely excited for.’
It is unclear how much Majors was paid or is slated to be paid for his appearances, but over the past decade and a half, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has raked in nearly $30billion.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Disney and Marvel for comment.
Majors has been in a string of Blockbuster hits, including ‘Creed III’ where he played Damian Anderson against director and co-star Michael B. Jordan; Pictured in a still
Majors landed his first major role as Young Ken Jones in the 2016 mini-series ‘When We Rise’ while still at Yale, which lead to roles in 2017’s ‘Hostiles,’ 2018’s ‘White Boy Rick’ before his breakout in 2019’s ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco
He then first rose to prominence in 2020 playing Atticus Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
More recently, Majors has been in a number of hit movies, including Creed III, in which he played Damian Anderson against director and costar Michael B. Jordan
He was spotted earlier this month presenting the award for Best Cinematography with Jordan at the Oscars earlier this month, and starred in Magazine Dreams, which debuted at Sundance last month.
In a recent interview, Majors talked about his childhood in Lompoc, California and how he spent a good part of it on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, with his father serving in the Air Force, before he abandoned their family.
After moving to Texas following his father’s departure, he went on to study at the University of North Carolina School For the Arts and the Yale School of Drama, which he graduated from with an MFA in 2016.