MCU “Kang the Conqueror” Actor Jonathan Majors Dropped by Talent Manager Amid Domestic Violence Allegations
MCU “Kang the Conqueror” Actor Jonathan Majors has been dropped by his management team, Entertainment 360, after domestic violence allegations.
MCU “Kang the Conqueror” Actor Jonathan Majors Dropped by Talent Manager
Majors has been in some hot water lately after making headlines three weeks ago when he was arrested in New York City on domestic violence charges. Majors’ representatives originally denied the allegations, but have since begun to distance themselves from the Marvel actor.
Prior to his arrest, PR firm The Lede Company also initiated a break with Majors and fashion company Valentino has announced that Majors would not be invited to the Met Gala this year.
Jonathan Major has already shot the second season of the Disney + series “Loki” where he reprises his role as Kang the Conqueror. He is also set to reprise his role as Kang the Conqueror in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” but that won’t begin filming for a while. At this time Disney and Marvel have not dropped Majors from the MCU or commented publicly on the allegations he faces.
Currently starring in “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, Johnathan Majors was arrested in New York City over the weekend for assaulting a woman, according to TMZ.
“Law enforcement sources tell us the actor was booked Saturday morning on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment. We’re told cops responded to a call for service around 11 AM ET near the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
We’re told the alleged victim in this case, a female, relayed to police that Majors had gotten into a dispute with her and proceeded to attack her. Their exact relationship is unknown.
Our sources tell us the alleged victim had visible injuries — including a laceration behind her ear, redness and marks to her face. She was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition. As for Majors … he was cuffed and taken to jail on the spot, as police felt there was enough evidence for probable cause. We’re hearing he is currently out of custody.“
He is expected to appear before a judge on May 8 as he faces multiple counts of harassment and assault. Evidence, including video footage and witness testimony, allegedly points to Majors, a rising star within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman. The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor head and neck injuries.
Major’s criminal defense attorney Priya Chaudhry made a statement to Deadline:
“Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows…We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently.”
The criminal defense attorney added that the “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.”
Major’s attorney also released a set of text messages to the press. They were redacted to protect the woman’s identity, in which she takes blame for the fight:
“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 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 the hospital. Just call me when you’re out. I love you.”
At this time, Majors still remains represented by WME.
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