Weeks after his arrest in New York City on domestic violence allegations, Marvel actor Jonathan Majors’ management company has fired him.
‘Due to difficulties around the actor’s personal behavior,’ according to insiders who spoke to Deadline, Entertainment 360 and the 33-year-old actor have split.
The Lede Company, the actor’s PR agency, reportedly quietly split with him in the previous month, according to the article.
Majors and fashion brand Valentino’mutually decided’, according to reports, that he would not be a guest at the yearly Met Gala.
The actor was arrested on March 25 on charges of, ‘strangulation, assault and harassment’ after an incident with a 30-year-old unidentified woman.
They reportedly got into an argument after which Majors allegedly proceeded to ‘attack her,’ causing visible injuries such as a, ‘laceration behind her ear, redness, and marks to her face.’
An NYPD statement read, ‘A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30 year-old female. The victim informed police she was assaulted. Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident.’
His attorney Priya Chaudhry released a statement on March 27 that read, ‘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,’ the statement continued.
The attorney added the, ‘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,’ Chaudhry continued.
She added, ‘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,’ she said.
The lawyer also released a text message from the woman – redacted to protect her identity – where she took blame for the altercation.
‘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 protocol when they saw the injuries 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. Will make sure nothing happens about this. I told them it was my fault for trying to grab your phone. I only just got out of hospital. Just call me when you’re out. I love you,’ the text read.
Majors is currently expected to appear before a New York City judge to face multiple counts of harassment and assault on May 8.
While Majors is being dropped by his manager and PR firm, the report also claimed there doesn’t seem to be any reason to believe that he’ll be booted from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.