After his trial was postponed several times, Jonathan Majors made his video appearance in court today. The current date for his trial is November 29. The charges against him are misdemeanors for harassment and assault. The actor could spend up to a year in jail if found guilty.
Majors was regarded as one of Hollywood’s most promising young talents just a year or so ago. The actor, who turned 34 lately, attended Yale School of Drama for his education and has been entertaining viewers in high-profile TV series and motion pictures for the past several years.
He was the antagonist in Creed III, the popular Rocky movie, and the hero in HBO’s Lovecraft Country. And Majors was slated to become a well-known star after being chosen to play a significant role as a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Several loving biographies were written on him, including one on NPR that referred to him as “the boyfriend of the internet.”
All that changed, though, on March 25, when Majors was taken into custody in New York following accusations that he had assaulted a lady in a “domestic dispute.” She said he had pulled her finger, twisted her arm, struck her, and shoved her so hard into the car that she had fallen on the sidewalk. The girlfriend had minor injuries treatment at a hospital, as per police reports. She is yet to be named in court records.
Majors entered a not-guilty plea to the counts of misdemeanor assault, attempted assault, aggravated harassment, and harassment. (A further accusation of strangling was subsequently dismissed). His attorney, Priya Chaudhry, has defended her client’s innocence and said that the complainant is actually the one who is at fault.
Majors’ management and PR firm both reportedly fired him shortly after the allegations were brought. Since then, negative coverage of the actor’s off-screen conduct—both in his personal life and on set—has continued to harm his reputation.