An attorney for Jonathan Majors released text messages from his alleged victim to prove his innocence.
The Creed III star was arrested in New York last weekend on charges of assault, strangulation, and harassment after an incident with his girlfriend.
Priya Chaudhry, Majors’ criminal defense lawyer, is standing 10 toes down in his innocence.
She released the following statement:
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.
This 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.
All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever.
Unfortunately, this incident came about because this woman was having an emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital yesterday.
The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these situations, and this is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested.
We expect these charges to be dropped soon.
Jonathan and a 30-year-old woman believed to be his girlfriend were involved in what police call a “domestic dispute.”
The woman sustained injuries to her head and neck and following a preliminary investigation, officers arrested the actor.
Text Messages Released
The video that is expected to exonerate Jonathan Majors apparently is still in the editing room, so his team released text messages from the alleged victim to prove she assumed fault for what happened.
The text reads:
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 a protocol when they saw the injures 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. Weill make sure nothing happens about this.
I told them it was my fault for trying to grab you phone.
I only just got out of hospital.
Just call me when you’re out.
I love you.
A few hours later, the alleged victim sent another text.
They just called me 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 need 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. She assured this to me. I know you have the best team and there’s nothing to worry about I just want you to know that I’m doing all that I can on my end.
I also said to tell the judge to know that the origin of the call was to do with me collapsing and passing out and your worry as my partner due to our communication prior.
Out of care. She promised all will be relayed.
I’m not sure if these text messages are hitting the way Jonathan’s legal team thinks they do.
Perhaps they should have opted to release the video to fully exonerate Jonathan and remove all doubt and speculation.
Since his arrest, the U.S. Army has paused Jonathan’s multi-million dollar “Be All You Can Be” campaign.
According to a spokesperson, they are waiting for the investigation into the allegations against the actor to be completed.
Laura DeFrancisco, spokesperson for the Army Enterprise Marketing Office, which oversees the DDB ad and executes the marketing efforts told Deadline:
The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest.
While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.
Social Media Reactions
People have taken to their Twitter timelines to react to the released text messages aimed at proving Jonathan Majors’ innocence.
But, based on the consensus, I think they may have missed the mark.
Read a few Twitter reactions below.
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