Actor Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York City on Saturday after a woman alleged she was assaulted in what law enforcement described as a domestic dispute. The actor, who is best known for his roles in the films “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “Da 5 Bloods,” was charged with strangulation, assault, and harassment.
According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), officers responded to a call about an assault at an apartment building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Upon arriving at the scene, they found a 30-year-old woman with visible injuries to her neck and face. She told police that Majors had strangled her during an argument.
Majors’ attorney Priya Chaudhry has stated that the actor denies all allegations of assault and that he is innocent until proven guilty. Chaudhry also said that the woman who accused Majors of assault has since taken back her allegations after he was arrested in New York City.
Majors was released without bail after his arraignment on Saturday night and is due back in court later this month. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of all charges against him.
The incident has caused shockwaves throughout Hollywood, as Majors is one of the most promising young actors working today. He recently starred opposite Michael B Jordan in “Creed III” and had been tapped to star alongside Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow in the upcoming film “The Iceman Cometh.” His arrest comes just days before he was set to begin filming for another movie, “Without Remorse,” which stars Michael B Jordan again alongside Jamie Bell and Jodie Turner-Smith.
It remains unclear how this incident will affect Majors’ career going forward but it certainly casts a shadow over his future projects. For now, we can only wait for more information about the case to emerge before making any further judgments about what happened or what will happen next for Jonathan Majors.