A video of embattled actor Jonathan Majors breaking up a fight between two high schoolers has gone viral.
Given the circumstances surrounding the 34-year-old Marvel Cinematic Universe star, though, people on Twitter are a bit suspicious of how this video came to be, to say the least.
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 14, 2023
Majors currently finds himself in a legal battle that could determine the fate of his career, as he has been accused of assault, strangulation, and harassment by his ex-girlfriend.
Currently, Majors is due back in court tomorrow, Friday, September 15, for his trial, which was originally supposed to start in August before being delayed to September 6 and again to the 15th.
— Deha Darko (@GroovyDeha) September 14, 2023
Jonathan Majors PR team seeing he broke up a High School fight on TMZ pic.twitter.com/7PFioP9yK2
— Memes On X (@MemesOnX_) September 14, 2023
Jonathan Majors really said: pic.twitter.com/GhCwWHmPE8
— Strictly 4 My X’ers (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) September 14, 2023
Prior to the allegations, Majors was being tapped to be one of the next big A-listers in Hollywood, largely due to his role as the next “big bad” in the MCU as Kang the Conqueror.
— Vince Mancini (@VinceMancini) September 14, 2023
Jonathan Majors stopping those kids from fighting when the cameras starting rolling pic.twitter.com/06AdT6BlAc
— Psycho Mantis (@MarkSparks718) September 14, 2023
Jonathan Majors after breaking up a fake high school fight while looking like a 1920s paperboy pic.twitter.com/pIVc4iPRvU
— Lam Van Dam (@hatelamar) September 14, 2023
Police responded to a 911 call and a 30-year-old woman reported being assaulted by Majors, with police noting that she had sustained minor injuries. Majors was released from police custody later that day.
Priya Chaudhry, Majors’ criminal defense lawyer, denies all wrongdoing on the part of the actor and says he called 911 out of concern about the woman’s mental health. She also claims the woman involved assaulted Majors. [via THR]
In addition to portraying Kang in February’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Majors also starred opposite Michael B. Jordan as the antagonist in Creed III. He’ll also be returning as a variant of Kang, Victor Timely, in the upcoming second season of the Disney+ series Loki. He also recently starred in the bodybuilding drama Magazine Dreams, which is currently scheduled to be released on December 8.
Before achieving international fame with his role as Kang — Majors first debuted as a version of the character, “He Who Remains”, in the first season of Loki — Majors was known for his performances in films such as Hostiles, White Boy Rick, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Da 5 Bloods, and The Harder They Fall, and the HBO series Lovecraft Country.
Since the allegations and the arrest were made, Majors has maintained his innocence.