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Jonathan Majors' Attorney Releases Texts Purportedly Sent By Woman In Domestic Violence Arrest
The reported live-in girlfriend of the Marvel actor allegedly texted Majors to say, "it was my fault," according to Majors' attorney.
A lawyer for actor Jonathan Majors has released text messages purportedly sent by his alleged domestic assault victim after his arrest.
The 33-year-old actor was arrested at his New York City apartment on Saturday after a woman – whose name has not been released – said the “Creed III” actor struck her and strangled her during an alleged domestic violence incident. However, Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, says she has a series of texts, purportedly authored by the 30-year-old complainant, stating that the blame shouldn’t fall at Majors’ feet.
“I told them it was my fault for trying to grab your phone,” the victim allegedly wrote hours after the incident.
According to Chaudhry, Majors called 911 to his Chelsea residence at around 11:00 a.m. “out of concern for the woman’s mental health,” she said in a statement to CNN. The attorney claims her client’s arrest by the NYPD was merely protocol and “standard procedure.”
The victim – reported to be Majors’ live-in girlfriend, according to ABC New York City affiliate WABC-TV - told responding officers that Majors slapped her hard enough to cause “substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear,” per court records reviewed by Oxygen.com. She claimed her assailant grabbed her hand and strangled her, “causing bruising and substantial pain.”
The New York District Attorney’s Office charged Majors with several misdemeanors, including assault in the third degree, aggravated harassment in the second degree, attempted assault in the third degree, and harassment in the second degree. Majors was released from police custody the same day as the alleged altercation and has denied all charges.
The unnamed woman was taken to an area hospital and treated for “minor injuries to her head and neck,” according to Variety. She was released a short time later before allegedly texting Majors, claiming authorities had to arrest Majors by default because “they knew we had a fight.”
“I’m so angry that they did, and I’m sorry you’re in this position. Will make sure nothing happens about this,” the text read, in part. “I only just got out of the hospital. Just call me when you’re out. I love you.”
In a follow-up text, the woman allegedly stated, “I reiterated how this was not an attack, and they do not have my blessing on any charges being placed. I read the paper they gave me about strangulation, and I said, point blank, this did not occur and should be removed immediately. The judge is definitely going to be told this.”
The victim allegedly said that, despite Majors having “the best” legal representation, she was doing everything in her power to ensure criminal charges would not be pursued.
“I also said to tell the judge to know that the origin of the call was to do with me collapsing and passing out and your worry as my partner due to our communication prior.”
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said they were “still investigating” the matter in light of the recent texts, according to WABC-TV.
The fallout of Saturday’s arrest included the U.S. Army pulling two recruiting ads featuring the actor out of an abundance of caution. A spokesperson for the Army’s Enterprise Market Office stated they were “deeply concerned by the allegations,” according to the Associated Press.
Majors has acted in several major films, including Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and their upcoming “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” He also received an Emmy nomination for his starring role as Atticus Freeman on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.”
Majors is slated to appear in court on May 8.