Actor Jonathan Majors has been arrested in New York on assault charges, police said

(CNN) Actor Jonathan Majors, who recently starred in “Creed III“and”Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania“New York police say an arrest was made in connection with a domestic dispute Saturday morning.

Majors, 33, was arrested following a 911 call from an apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, according to a New York Police Department statement.

“The victim reported to the police that she was assaulted,” the statement said. Police said the 30-year-old woman sustained minor injuries on her head and neck.

Majors faces charges of strangulation, assault and harassment, according to the NYPD.

Priya Chaudhary, lawyer for Majors, said the actor was “absolutely innocent” and “could have been the victim of an argument with a woman he knew”.

“We are expeditiously gathering evidence and submitting it to the District Collector with the expectation that all charges will be dropped immediately,” Chowdhury said in a statement on Sunday.

That testimony included two written statements by the woman recanting the allegations, video footage of the vehicle where the incident allegedly took place, and testimony from the driver and other witnesses, the prosecutor said.

“All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is completely innocent and that he was not assaulted in any way,” Chowdhury said.

Majors is no longer in police custody, according to the NYPD Saturday night.

In the wake of the allegations, the U.S. military announced it was pulling recruitment ads involving two recently published majors, saying in a statement it was “deeply concerned.”

“Although Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete,” a statement from the Army Enterprise Marketing Office said.

See also  The US has chosen Ajay Banga as the head of the World Bank

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *