Creed III’s Jonathan Majors Faces Assault and Harassment Allegations
Jonathan Majors, known for his role in the recently released Creed III, has been charged with assault and harassment after an incident with a 30-year-old woman in a New York apartment. The alleged domestic dispute occurred on Saturday, leading to the woman sustaining minor head and neck injuries. The NYPD responded to a 911 call from an apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea district around 11:14 local time. The woman, whose name has not been disclosed, was taken to the hospital for treatment.
According to the woman’s complaint, as reported by Variety, Majors slapped her and put his hand on her neck, causing “substantial pain.” However, Majors’ criminal defense lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, has denied any wrongdoing by the 33-year-old actor. Chaudhry claims that there is video footage and witness testimony supporting the assertion that Majors was the victim in the altercation, adding that the woman has recanted her allegations.
Chaudhry expects all charges against Majors to be dropped soon, as the actor is no longer in police custody. In response to the arrest, the US Army has temporarily pulled advertisements featuring Majors as part of a recruitment campaign. The Army’s Enterprise Marketing Office stated that while Majors “is innocent until proven guilty,” it would be “prudent” to remove the ads until the investigation into the allegations is completed.
Majors’ arrest comes just weeks after the actor presented an award at the Oscars. His career skyrocketed with his breakthrough role in 2019’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco, followed by starring roles in Netflix’s The Harder They Fall and Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. In Creed III, Majors plays the adversary of fellow actor Michael B. Jordan.