"Completely Innocent": Defence Lawyer Says Jonathan Majors Is Not Guilty Of Alleged Assault
The defence lawyer of actor Jonathan Majors has argued that the 'Creed III' star is "completely innocent" after he was arrested in Manhattan.
The defence lawyer of Hollywood actor Jonathan Majors has argued that the 'Creed III' star is "completely innocent" after he was arrested on Saturday in Manhattan. As per Variety, the Hollywood actor was charged with assault and harassment and the New York Police Department described the entire incident as a "domestic dispute". “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows,” criminal defence lawyer Priya Chaudhry said as per Variety.
“We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently," she stated further.
The lawyer has also stated that there is video footage from the vehicle where the alleged incident took place. She also said that there is a witness testimony from the driver and onlookers and there are two written statements from the woman recanting the 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," she said.
Jonathan Majors, 33, was taken into custody on Saturday after police said that they responded to a 911 call at a Chelsea apartment.
As per the authorities, a woman suffered minor injuries to her head and neck. The police then listed strangulation, assault and harassment as potential charges.
Jonathan Majors was ultimately charged with counts of assault in the third degree, attempted assault in the third degree, aggravated harassment in the second degree, and harassment in the second degree, as reported by Variety.
The actor was last seen in 'Creed III' and 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania'.