Jonathan Majors, the actor who embodies the evil Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universewas arrested and charged in New York over the weekend after an alleged domestic dispute. TMZ reported the news for the first time.
Police responded to a 911 call on Saturday morning and found a 30-year-old woman who appeared to have been assaulted. THE wife said Majors struck her “in the face with an open hand, causing her significant pain and a laceration behind her ear”, a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News says. Arriving at the scene, police saw the injured woman and arrested Majors.
Later that day, the actor appeared in court and was charged with two counts of Third Degree Assault, Second Degree Aggravated Harassment, Second Degree Harassment and Attempted Assault. third degree. He was released with the next court appearance scheduled for May 8.
“He did nothing wrong”, a spokesperson for Majors said in a press release. “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing that up.”
The arrest and charges come at a time when Majors fame is at an all-time high. After first gaining national recognition through her work on the HBO show Lovecraft Country and the movie San Francisco’s Last Black ManMajors began to be cast in bigger films, several of which hit theaters in early 2023. There was the sequel Creed III where he plays a childhood friend turned rival of the main character, as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniawhere he played Kang, a character that is set to drive the next few years of Marvel storytelling.
It’s not yet known if the arrest and charges will change any of that specifically, but Majors had been featured in ads for the US military, which opted to pull them after the events. “While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, caution dictates that we are withdrawing our advertisements until the investigation into these allegations is complete,” the Army Enterprise Marketing Office said in a statement to CNN. .
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