Jonathan Majors, one of Hollywood’s biggest rising stars, was arrested on Saturday (March 25) in New York following a domestic dispute with a woman.
According to police, the 33-year-old Creed III actor was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman inside an apartment in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea.
Officers responded to a 911 call around 11 a.m.
Jonathan Majors was arrested on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment.
Here’s what allegedly happened in the lead-up to this. Per our law enforcement sources, police were told that the alleged victim is Majors’ girlfriend — and, according to her, they got into an argument while in a taxi returning home from a bar in Brooklyn.
Our sources say police were told the girlfriend saw another woman texting Majors, and she confronted him — trying to sneak a peek at his phone. We’re told the alleged victim/GF claims this got Majors mad, and that he allegedly grabbed her hand and allegedly slapped her.
We’re also told the alleged victim claims he put his hands around her neck during this. Our sources say the woman was dropped off somewhere and that JM spent the night elsewhere. It appears the girlfriend went to police the following morning (Sat.) and reported a crime.
A spokesperson for the NYPD said in a statement:
The victim informed police she was assaulted. 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.
Jonathan Majors has been released from custody and a representative for the actor has denied any wrongdoing on his part.
In an email to the Associated Press, the representative wrote, “He has done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”
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Source: AP News