Actor Jonathan Majors, known for his roles in the Marvel Studios/Disney+ series Loki and the film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, was arraigned on Sunday on several assault and harassment charges, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

The charges relate to an alleged domestic dispute, during which Majors is accused of striking a woman and causing a laceration behind her ear, as well as putting his hand on her neck causing bruising and substantial pain. He was arrested on Saturday in Manhattan and charged with several counts of assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of harassment in the second degree.

Majors’ attorney has strongly denied the allegations, stating that he is completely innocent and that evidence will be presented to the District Attorney to prove his innocence. The defense claims to have video footage from the vehicle where the alleged incident took place, as well as witness testimony from the driver and onlookers, and two written statements from the accuser recanting the allegations.

A representative for Majors has also denied the accusations, stating that he has done nothing wrong and expressing confidence that his name will be cleared.

In a statement to NPR last Tuesday, Majors’ defense attorney, Priya Chaudhry, claimed that the woman has taken back her allegations in written statements and that Majors called 911 himself over concerns for her mental health.

The actor has recently appeared in Creed III and in the Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Magazine Dreams, a film in which he stars, premiered at Sundance and is set to release later this year.

Majors was released on his own recognizance and granted a limited order of protection by a judge. The case is ongoing, and further details may emerge as the legal process continues.


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