More Jonathan Majors Abuse Allegations Reportedly Surface
Several additional Jonathan Majors abuse allegations have surfaced, putting the actor’s Marvel Cinematic Universe future and career in more doubt than initially was the case.
Per Variety, several Jonathan Majors abuse allegations have come to light after “multiple alleged abuse victims” have come forward after his arrest. They are cooperating with the Manhattan District Attorney office ahead of Majors’ May 8 court appearance. This all comes after Majors’ publicists and management firm cut ties with the actor.
Variety notes that while no decision has been made regarding Majors’ Marvel future, Disney is “monitoring the fast-moving situation.” Majors starred in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania and will play different variants of Kang in Loki Season 2. Additionally, he’s set to star in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty as the MCU’s next major villain, if not recast.
Majors is facing three counts of third-degree assault, second-degree aggravated harassment, three counts of third-degree attempted assault, and second-degree harassment. Police cite that Majors allegedly struck “[the victim] about the face with an open hand, causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear.” Additionally, he allegedly grabbed her hand and neck, “causing bruising and substantial pain.”
A previous report from ABC News notes that Majors made the 911 call himself, which police responded to. The call was “purportedly over concerns about his girlfriend, whom he lives with in a penthouse apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood.” After police arrived, the girlfriend told officers they were in a taxi together after returning from a bar and that Majors physically attacked her. Majors was then arrested after police noticed marks on the woman.
Majors’ criminal defense lawyer stated that Majors is “provably innocent” and expects charges to be dropped due to multiple witnesses and written retractions from the victim. However, that hasn’t happened yet.