Jonathan Majors was arrested on March 29 in New York City. The 33-year-old actor was charged with misdemeanor strangulation, assault, and harassment. The charges stemmed from an alleged incident with his girlfriend at a nightclub. While Majors has denied the allegations, more women have since come forward with similar stories.
Majors is expected to appear in court on May 9 for his first hearing related to the charges. Earlier this week, Majors' accuser was granted a full temporary order of protection. Colloquially known as a restraining order, a temporary order of protection prevents an alleged abuser from contacting their alleged victim. Majors did not object to the order, with his lawyer saying “This is standard in cases such as this, and we consented because Mr. Majors wants nothing to do with the woman who assaulted him.” The actor's defense since his arrest is that he was the victim in the reported altercation.
Majors Retains Medical Expert
However, that was not all that Majors' attorney, Priya Chaudry, had to say about the proceedings. According to Chaudry, they have retained a medical expert who is willing to testify against Majors' accuser. "We recently provided a forensic medical opinion from a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Doctor and Trauma Specialist who has examined the photos and videos of the woman and concludes, without hesitation, that the woman did not have any injuries at the nightclub and the injuries she later sustained did not come from Mr. Majors”.
Furthermore, Chaudry called out the Manhattan DA's office in light of this claim. “In fact, the forensic medical expert’s opinion shows that the woman is lying. It is disturbing that even when presented with this incontrovertible evidence, the District Attorney continues this false case." Chaudry did not elaborate further on what this evidence entailed. However, that will likely be made apparent in the upcoming hearings. Majors has been dropped from a number of projects since the allegations were made public. However, he remains part of the MCU at the time of writing and will appear in Season 2 of Loki later this year. HotNewHipHop will have all the updates in the case as they occur.