On Saturday, March 25, news broke out that the New York Police Department had arrested Jonathan Majors on charges of domestic assault, strangulation, and harassment. While the actor’s representative denied any wrongdoing and expressed confidence they would clear up his name, a police representative stated that Majors had been involved in a domestic dispute with a woman.
In a new development, Majors’ accuser has backtracked on claims he assaulted her. Further, his criminal defense attorney, Priya Chaudry, claims he is "completely innocent and probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows."
Chaudry further stated that they were "gathering and presenting evidence," including video footage of the incident, eye witness testimonies, and two written statements by the alleged victim, to get the District Attorney to drop the charges against him.
Despite the development, the actor is not out of the woods yet. Following his arrest, new allegations have come out against Majors. The first of these involves filmmaker A. B. Allen who had, in February, tweeted "There's a particular actor, relatively new on the scene, who Twitter has violently fallen head over heels for who, in actuality, is a vicious, cruel, abusive human being, both professionally and in his personal life, and every new viral thirst tweet about him drives me insane."
Now we know who this tweet was about https://t.co/LS8pzU0K6O pic.twitter.com/1Cn1Moy6m0
— chateau bunny ❄️ (@cocainecross) March 25, 2023
After news broke of Majors’ arrest, a Twitter user posted a screenshot of Allen’s tweet with the caption "Now we know who this tweet was about" while quoting a news article about the actor’s arrest. While Allen didn’t explicitly confirm that he had been referring to Majors, his response "Ding Ding Ding Ding" seemed to hint at it. Allen has since deleted his tweets, including the original one he made in February.
The other allegation against Majors came from Tim Nicolai, a Broadway actor and director, who claimed that "folks at Yale and the broader NYC community have known about him for years." Nicolai further described Majors as a "sociopath and abuser" and expressed regrets "it took this long for him to be reported." Like Allen, Nicolai has also deleted his tweets about Majors.
Jonathan Majors is enjoying the best spell of his career. The 33-year-old actor first broke onto the scene in the 2019 independent feature film The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Since then, he has gone on to star in several well-received projects, including the HBO television series Lovecraft County.
Currently, two blockbusters featuring him in a major role are showing at the theaters. The first, Creed III, has grossed $245.9 million while the second, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, has grossed $466.9 million and sets him up for an even greater role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Following his appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Majors was set to reprise his role as Kang the Conqueror in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, slated for release in 2025, before what would probably be his final appearance in the franchise in Avengers: Secret Wars, set for release in 2026. He was also set to star in a biopic about the former NBA star Dennis Rodman. However, in light of the allegations, there is no telling whether he will be allowed to continue in these roles or replaced.