Jonathan Majors was on top of the world.
He was the star of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He just played a leading role in the box office hit Creed III, and he was the subject of features everywhere about Hollywood’s next megastar.
But then, in a heartbeat, it all came crashing down.
Majors was arrested on assault charges over the weekend after an incident involving an unnamed woman in New York City.
“The victim informed police she was assaulted,” a spokesperson for the NYPD said in a statement. “Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.” – via The Associated Press
Majors and his team have maintained his innocence.
“He has done nothing wrong,” the representative said in an email to the AP on Saturday. “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”
On Thursday, Majors’ lawyers shared alleged text messages from the victim following his arrest. Though if the goal was to show his innocence, the messages did not help.
Jonathan Majors’ lawyer shares with TMZ alleged texts sent to the actor from the woman https://t.co/bgu2USrrMJ pic.twitter.com/48qVCDM8Wp
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 30, 2023
“Please let me know you’re okay when you get this. They assured me that you won’t be charged. They said they had to arrest you as protocol when they saw the injuries on me and they knew 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. I told them it was my fault for trying to grab your phone. I only just got out of hospital. Just call me when you’re out. I love you.” – Alleged text messages to Jonathan Majors
Hours later, the alleged victim sent another message.
They just called again to check on me and 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…”
While the shared texts appear to be an attempt to clear Majors’ name, Twitter users felt they may have done the exact opposite.
Yeah this isnt helping
— valerie complex @ tired every day (@ValerieComplex) March 30, 2023
his lawyer pic.twitter.com/w3ipmqQCLZ
— tom joad (@tundemason) March 30, 2023
“my fault for trying to grab the phone”
You say MAJORS’ lawyer released these?
— Daniel Falconer (@DanielJFalconer) March 30, 2023
sounds like she’s been manipulated by him to think it’s her fault
— k a i 🧝🏽♀️ (@saturnscowgirl) March 30, 2023
Majors has not yet commented the incident.