Actor Jonathan Majors is scheduled to appear in court on May 8 on charges of domestic violence. According to Variety, multiple alleged abuse victims of Majors have come forward and are cooperating with the Manhattan district attorney’s office. This news comes after Majors’ publicists and management firm cut ties with him earlier this week.
Majors was arrested on March 25 in Manhattan on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment, following an altercation with a 30-year-old woman who sustained minor injuries to her head and neck.
Variety reports that the alleged victim in the Manhattan incident worked on “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” a film in which Majors is third-billed as Kang the Conqueror.
Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, immediately denied the charges and claimed that the actor was the victim of the altercation. Chaudhry’s husband, Andrew Bourke, is serving as Majors’ crisis publicist and has released text messages from the alleged victim that suggest she was not assaulted and that the altercation was due to a communication breakdown.
Variety also reports that Majors has stepped down from the board of the Gotham Film and Media Institute and his work with the Sidney Poitier Initiative, which supports emerging filmmakers. Majors’ publicists, the Lede Company and Management 360, have dropped him as a client, but he is still represented by WME. The agency has a “client advisory committee” that evaluates the viability of clients accused of impropriety, and it has previously dropped clients such as Brett Ratner, Bryan Singer, and Armie Hammer.
Majors has been classed one of Hollywood’s most promising stars in recent months, with high-profile and lucrative roles lined up, including playing Kang in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” Disney is monitoring the situation closely, as it is already deeply invested in Majors with the acquisition of his critically acclaimed drama “Magazine Dreams” and his role in the Disney+ series “Loki.”