Celebrity News March 25, 2023
Jonathan Majors Arrested for Assault, Vehemently Denies Wrongdoing — New Statement
"Creed III" star Jonathan Majors has been arrested in NYC.
TMZ reports that Majors, 33, was arrested and booked early Saturday "on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment."
According to TMZ, police responded to a call in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan around 11 a.m. ET.
The alleged victim in the case, whose connection — if any — to Majors is unknown, reportedly told police she and Majors had gotten into some sort of dispute, leading to an attack.
Sources told TMZ the alleged victim had "visible injuries" that included a cut behind one ear, facial redness, and marks about her face.
She was taken to a hospital and is reportedly in stable condition.
Majors, who was arrested and released, did "nothing wrong," his rep told TMZ. "We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up."
Priya Chaudhry, Majors’ criminal defense lawyer, said in a statement to "Extra" on Sunday, "Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows. We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently. This evidence includes video footage from the vehicle where this episode took place, witness testimony from the driver and others who both saw and heard the episode, and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations. All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever. Unfortunately, this incident came about because this woman was having an emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital yesterday. The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested. We expect these charges to be dropped soon."
Police had previously released the following statement to The Wrap:
“On Saturday, March 25, 2023 at approximately 1114 hours, police responded to 911 call inside of an apartment located in the vicinity of West 22nd Street and 8th Avenue, within the confines of the 10 Precinct. A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30 year-old female. The victim informed police she was assaulted. Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident.”