Jonathan Majors appeared in a virtual hearing on Tuesday, May 9, regarding his domestic violence case. During the hearing, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office made public a superseding complaint with a charge of third-degree assault, which has a maximum possible sentence of 12 months in prison or a three-year probation, Deadline reports.
Majors did not say much in the hearing except for “Yes, ma’am” to Judge Rachel S. Pauley. He did not enter a plea to the new charge.
The actor, who has starred as “He Who Remains” and “Kang the Conqueror” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was arrested in New York City for a domestic violence incident in March.
Majors’ next hearing was set for June 13. Judge Pauley said to Majors, “I’m required to inform you that, as you know, if you fail to appear in court on June 13, a warrant can be issued for your arrest within 48 hours and if you’re brought back on the warrant, the next judge can revoke and even set bail. I obviously don’t want that to happen.”
Majors’ lawyer Priya Chaudhry said outside of court, “We have provided the District Attorney with irrefutable evidence that the woman is lying, including video proof showing nothing happened, especially not where she claimed. We did this with the explicit promise from the DA that they would not ‘fix’ their case and change it as we proved the woman is lying.”
“This is a witch hunt against Jonathan Majors, driven by baseless claims,” Chaudhry continued. “Instead of dismissing the allegations in the face of the woman’s clear lies, the DA has adjusted the charges to match the woman’s new lies. To be clear, there are no new charges against Mr. Majors.”
Chaudhry claims that the proceedings against Majors are part of “the racial bias that permeates the criminal justice system.”
“Now, we have obtained even more video evidence of his innocence, but we are hesitant to share it, for fear the DA will tip the woman off to change her story again.”
“The criminal justice system is saturated with explicit and implicit bias. When Mr. Majors showed a white police officer the injuries the woman caused him, the white officer got in Mr. Majors’ face and taunted him, saying that if the officer were to slap Mr. Majors, the officer wouldn’t break his finger. None of the white officers present investigated the assault of Mr. Majors. Worse, the District Attorney has not indicated any intention to pursue charges against the woman, or even investigate the truth.”
Since Majors’ March arrest, multiple alleged abuse victims have come forward and are reportedly cooperating with the D.A.’s office.
Jonathan Majors’ Career
Jonathan Majors has been dropped by his management team, Entertainment 360, after the domestic violence allegations. Prior to his arrest, PR firm The Lede Company also initiated a break with Majors and fashion company Valentino has announced that Majors would not be invited to the Met Gala this year.
Majors is playing the main villain of the MCU’s ongoing Multiverse Saga, most recently appearing in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” He is set to appear in season 2 of “Loki” on Disney+, which has already completed filming. He is also scheduled to appear in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars,” among other projects.
At this time Disney and Marvel have not dropped Majors from the MCU or commented publicly on the allegations he faces.