UPDATE 4/18: 1:13 p.m. ET — Jonathan Majors has been dropped by longtime talent management company Entertainment 360 in the wake of his assault arrest.
According to a Deadline report published on Monday, April 17, the PR firm The Lede Company initiated a break with the actor amid his legal troubles.
Update 3/28/23, 10:30 a.m. ET — Majors was arraigned and charged with assault and harassment. He allegedly hit the accuser “with an open hand, causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear” and “put his hand on her neck, causing bruising and substantial pain,” CNN reports. Majors’ lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said she expects the charges to be dropped as there are “two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations.”
Original story below:
“A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old female,” the New York Police Department said in a Saturday statement to Variety. “The victim informed police she was assaulted. Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.”
The NYPD’s report — which identified Majors, 33, as the alleged aggressor — listed several potential charges including strangulation, assault and harassment based on the woman’s injuries and her account of the alleged incident. After the police took the Creed III star into custody, the actor’s rep vehemently denied all claims.
“He has done nothing wrong,” a spokesperson for Majors told CNN in a statement on Saturday. “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”
Further details about the alleged encounter, including the alleged victim’s identity, have not been shared. The MCU star was eventually released from police custody several hours later on Saturday, per CNN.
One day after his arrest, the U.S. Army paused a multi-million dollar advertising campaign featuring Majors.
“The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest,” Army Enterprise Marketing Office public affairs chief Laura DeFrancisco confirmed in a statement to Variety. “We recently released two ads in which Mr. Majors appears. While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”
The Texas native rose to fame in 2017, starring as Ken Jones on ABC’s limited series When We Rise. Majors has since landed roles in Lovecraft Country, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Power of the Dog, Da 5 Bloods and Devotion. Majors later made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2021 with his portrayal of Kang the Conquerer on the first season of Disney+’s Loki. He has since starred in Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which was released earlier this year, and is slated to reprise his role in future Marvel projects.
In his personal life, the Magazine Dreams star is a proud father to 9-year-old daughter Ella, whom he shares with a past partner.
“Hoo!” Majors exclaimed to the Guardian in a February interview, noting how much love for one’s child can hurt. “The trouble they can get into is greater at this age. But at the same time, you have to trust their instruments more. You have to sit back, tell them, ‘Go ahead.’ And it takes all your tenderness to confront those instincts and decide, no. Because you’re not leading them any more. It’s an ushering. You’re saying to them: ‘I’m here with you.’”
He added at the time: “My daughter has understood light and dark. She has understood good and bad. Now? She’s starting to understand grey. I can’t always imagine what’s going on in her head. But I’m here for it.”
If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support. If you have experienced sexual assault, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 for confidential support.