Jonathan Majors: Actor’s lawyer denies abuse allegations, says ‘he will be fully exonerated’

(CNN) A lawyer for actor Jonathan Majors denied that on Wednesday A new report on the Marvel star’s abuse allegations.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, Variety reported Wednesday that additional victims of alleged abuse have come forward and are cooperating with the Manhattan district attorney’s office after the actor. He was arrested and imprisoned The assault and harassment charges in March followed an alleged domestic dispute in New York last month.

When reached by CNN on Wednesday night, a spokeswoman The Manhattan district attorney declined to comment. And CNN could not independently confirm that the alleged victims had come forward.

“Jonathan Majors is innocent and has never abused anyone,” his attorney, Priya Chowdhury, said in an email to CNN. “We have provided the District Attorney with irrefutable evidence that the charges are false. We are confident that he will be fully exonerated.”

Since his trial in late March, Majors has recently starred in “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Solace.” Published A judge granted a limited defense on his own recognizance, according to the district attorney’s office.

The March complaint against Majors did not name the female accuser, but said he “struck her in the face with an open hand, causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear.”

It also said he “placed his hand around her neck, causing bruising and considerable pain”.

“Mr. Majors absolutely denies assaulting the woman,” Chaudhry told CNN last month. “On March 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., Jonathan Majors called 911 out of concern for the woman’s mental health. As per standard procedure, police with paramedics arrived and arrested Mr. Majors due to NYPD protocol requiring arrests under certain circumstances. .”

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Majors’ lawyer also presented CNN Screenplays of News For majors allegedly sent by the woman. In one, he wrote that investigators “do not have my blessing on any charges.”

CNN could not verify whether the text messages came from Majors’ allegations.

In addition to his recent high-profile roles, including an Emmy nomination for his role on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” Majors is set to play the title role in the upcoming Marvel film “Avengers: The Kong Dynasty.”

CNN has reached out to Majors and additional representatives for Marvel for comment.

CNN’s Kristina Sgueglia contributed to this report.

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