In March, Jonathan Majors, known for his role in as Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a female companion. This morning, Majors attended his first court appearance via Zoom. During the brief conference, the judge discussed a motion filed by Majors’ defense team and set a deadline for the prosecution’s response. Majors is due in court again on June 13.
Jonathan Majors faces up to a year in prison or a three-year probation term if found guilty. However, his lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, claims that her client is a victim of racial bias and has evidence to prove his innocence. Chaudhry has provided the District Attorney with video proof, accusing the woman of lying and changing her story. She also claims to have more evidence that will exonerate Majors but is hesitant to share it.
“This is a witch hunt against Jonathan Majors, driven by baseless claims,” Chaudhry said. “Instead of dismissing the allegations in the face of the woman’s clear lies, the DA has adjusted the charges to match the woman’s new lies. To be clear, there are no new charges against Mr. Majors.”
The actor has already lost several high-profile projects due to the allegations. Marvel Studios has not yet commented on the situation or made any decisions about Majors’ future involvement in their projects.
Jonathan Majors’ Future as Kang in Doubt Amid Abuse Claims
Jonathan Majors is set to reprise his role as Kang in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which is slated to hit theaters in May 2025, with the 33-year-old actor expected to earn a hefty $20 million payday, including back-end compensation. He is also signed on to appear in Avengers: Secret Wars, at least for the time being.
Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, is said to be closely monitoring the situation and has time to make a decision before production begins on The Kang Dynasty. However, Variety has revealed that the alleged victim in the Manhattan incident also worked on Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, in which Jonathan Majors had a prominent role. This could potentially create a conflict for the studio as it decides how to handle the situation.
As the situation with Jonathan Majors unfolds, it remains to be seen how Disney will respond. While his attorney maintains his innocence, the cooperation of multiple alleged victims with the district attorney’s office suggests that the case is far from over.
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