© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Actor Jonathan Majors arrives at the unveiling ceremony for Michael B. Jordan’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 1, 2023. Dinner REUTERS/Allison
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actor Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York over the weekend for assault and harassment, prompting the U.S. military to release new advertisements featuring the ‘Creed III’ star “.
Majors, who recently presented an Oscar award alongside his “Creed III” co-star Michael B. Jordan, was arrested Saturday morning in Manhattan following a domestic dispute, according to police and his attorney.
A 30-year-old woman sustained minor head and neck injuries and was taken to hospital in stable condition, the New York Police Department said. Majors, 33, appeared in court for arraignment later Saturday and was released without bond.
He was accused in a criminal complaint of punching the woman’s face with his open hand, causing a laceration behind her ear, and grabbing her hand and neck, causing bruising.
Priya Chaudhry, Majors’ attorney, said in a statement that Majors was innocent and was “likely the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows.”
She said the episode happened in a vehicle and the driver who witnessed it would help clear Majors. She also said the woman, who has not been publicly named, provided two written statements “retracting these allegations”.
The US military said it is temporarily releasing new campaign ads featuring majors.
“While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, caution dictates that we are withdrawing our advertisements until the investigation into these allegations is complete,” said Laura DeFrancisco, spokeswoman for Army Enterprise Marketing. Office, in a press release.
Majors rose to fame in the 2019 film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and appeared in Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” released this year.