Jonathan Majors was hit with a plethora of misdemeanor counts of assault and harassment two days after his arrest in NYC.
On Monday, PEOPLE obtained documents from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office that show Majors, 33, was charged with three counts of assault in the third degree, aggravated harassment in the second degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree.
Majors was released from jail on Saturday.
The documents show Majors called 911 out of “concern” for his girlfriend’s mental health. However, when police arrived at their apartment, the woman had a different story. She accused him of strangling her and striking her, “causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear,” during an argument after she caught him texting another woman.
The incident happened in a taxi on the way home from drinking at a bar in Brooklyn on Friday night, she said, according to ABC News.
Majors was taken into custody at the apartment they shared.
On Sunday, Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry insisted he was an innocent victim. Chaudhry told PEOPLE that the actor was “completely innocent and is probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows.”
She said his accuser had “recanted” her allegations and that all charges would be dropped soon. Majors was only charged with assault, strangulation and harassment at the time.
Chaudhry said in her statement that the “incident came about because this woman was having an emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital yesterday.”
“The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested,” she told PEOPLE. “We expect these charges to be dropped soon.”
“We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently,” Chaudhry said in the statement.
“This evidence includes video footage from the vehicle where this episode took place, witness testimony from the driver and others who both saw and heard the episode, and most importantly, two written statements from the woman recanting these allegations.”
However, none of the evidence was presented in the court of public opinion — where celebrities are canceled or completely exonerated before a trial.
The U.S. Army didn’t wait for the evidence before snatching Majors’ “Be All You Can Be” recruitment ads.
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A senior marketing official told The Army Times that another round of ads featuring Majors were slated for release in August.
However, those ads have been pulled because domestic violence doesn’t align with the Army’s core values.
Additionally, Marvel fans are calling for a recast of Majors’ Kang character.
Marvel recast Terrence Howard for Don Cheadle because of money.
They should be able to do the same with Jonathan Majors because of fvcking domestic abuse!
— Maker of things (@Gargle_Farts) March 27, 2023
Here we go. ??
Already people want #Kang recast + Jonathan Majors’ career + reputation ruined without knowing what really happened. As if they themselves never make mistakes. Why do so many rush or cling to outrage instead of redirecting to what they love? Give him a chance.
— io Frost (@ioFrostEminus) March 27, 2023
It would be wrong to recast someone based on an accusation. Until I see the video from inside of the Taxi or the phone call that Jonathan Majors had with 911, I’m not going to make any judgments on an issue that could ruin a persons career.
— Avery Boyd (@AveryKB7) March 28, 2023