Keywords: Jonathan Majors, domestic violence charges, trial date, assault, allegations
Jonathan Majors, the star of “Creed III” and “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” is facing domestic violence charges after he was arrested in March for allegedly assaulting a 30-year-old woman. The actor appeared in court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing, where a trial date was set for August 3. The trial will determine whether or not Majors is guilty of the misdemeanor charges and could potentially face up to a year behind bars.
Majors’ defense team has repeatedly denied the allegations and claimed that their client is the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows. According to his attorney, Priya Chaudhry, they have submitted video footage, witness testimony, and written statements to the district attorney, with the expectation that all charges will be dropped soon.
The case has turned into a “he said, she said” legal battle, with Majors’ team accusing the alleged victim of assault and asking the courts to dismiss all charges and pursue proceedings against her. They have also been putting out videos and text messages showing the woman out clubbing and appearing unharmed over the weekend in question.
On the other hand, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been pursuing the case and has granted a full temporary order of protection for the woman involved. Judge Rachel S. Pauley reminded Majors that he could have “no contact whatsoever” with her and must keep in touch with court officials leading up to the trial date. If he fails to respond to court orders or does not show up for his trial, a warrant could be issued for his arrest and he could be convicted in absentia.
The case has caused controversy and speculation about Majors’ future in Hollywood, particularly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he is set to play the villainous Kang character. Disney and Marvel have not commented on the situation yet, but Majors has already seen other movie roles and advertising campaigns shuttered in the aftermath of his arrest.
The legal battle continues, and it remains to be seen what evidence will be presented at the trial and who the judge and jury will believe. For now, all eyes are on August 3, when the fate of Jonathan Majors will be determined in a Manhattan courtroom.