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Through a representative, the actor, mostly recently known for playing villains in both “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” denied any wrongdoing.
“Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows. We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently,” his lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said in a statement to The Washington Post.
Chaudhry added that video footage of the incident and witness testimony prove he “is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever.”
Following Majors’s arrest, the U.S. Army paused two advertising campaigns featuring the actor.
“The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest,” Laura DeFrancisco, the public affairs chief for the Army Enterprise Marketing Office, said in a statement. “We recently released two ads in which Mr. Majors appears. While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”
The arrest comes during what was poised to be a banner year for the California native. After breakout roles in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” and Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” he joined two franchise juggernauts in Creed and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“This is the major leagues. It doesn’t get bigger than this. It means a great deal to me. And not for me, but for us,” he told The Post in February about his Ant-Man role.
He also plays an obsessive bodybuilder in “Magazine Dreams,” which received acclaim after it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January.