Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The Manhattan District Attorney on Sunday (26/3) New York time indicted Jonathan Majors on a number of counts of assault and harassment.
Variety reported on Monday (27/3) US time, the charges were filed after a number of complaints and claims from women against the Marvel actor.
The woman, who could not be identified, claimed Majors “hit her in the face with her open hand, causing excruciating pain and a scratch behind her ear”.
In addition, the woman claims Majors “put his hand on her neck, causing severe bruising and pain.”
The charges against Majors come after the actor was arrested on Saturday (26/3) local time on charges of “domestic dispute”.
He was later charged with multiple counts of assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of aggravated assault in the second degree, and one count of aggravated assault in the second degree.
Manhattan attorneys said a judge acquitted Majors on his own admission and issued a restraining order on the victim.
Even so, Majors’ attorney denied the accusation and said his client was innocent and did not commit any unlawful acts.
“Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and proved to be the victim of an argument with a woman he knew,” said Majors’ attorney.
“We quickly collected and provided evidence to the District Attorney in the hope that all charges will be dropped soon,” added Majors’ criminal lawyer, Priya Chaudhry.
Chaudhry also said there was no video evidence from the vehicle that was suspected of being the scene of the incident. In addition, there are testimonies from the driver and eyewitnesses and a written statement from the woman retracting the accusations.
This legal case arose at a time when Jonathan Majors was gaining popularity, thanks to his stellar performances as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania, and in Creed III.
As a result of this case, the US Army temporarily suspended its ad campaign featuring Jonathan Majors.
The U.S. Army has two Be All You Can Be commercials featuring Jonathan Majors as the narrator. However, as reported by Variety, the advertisement has been withdrawn since Sunday (26/3).