Jonathan Majors arrested in NYC for allegedly choking woman
“Creed III” actor Jonathan Majors was arrested in Manhattan Saturday for allegedly choking his girlfriend in a domestic dispute, cops said.
The Marvel star was arrested around 11:15 p.m. Saturday morning inside of an apartment near West 22nd Street and 8th Avenue in Chelsea after police responded to a 911 call.
Police determined that Majors, 33, had been in a domestic dispute with an unnamed 30-year-old woman. The woman was Majors’ girlfriend, police sources said.
The woman, who had minor injuries to her head and neck, told police that she was assaulted. She was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, cops said.
Majors was taken into custody without incident and charged with strangulation, assault and harassment, according to the actor, who was a presenter at the 2023 Oscars two weeks ago, has emerged as a major star in recent films such as “Creed III” and the latest “Ant Man.”
He is no longer in police custody, cops confirmed.
The Emmy-nominated actor and his girlfriend had reportedly got into an argument while taking a taxi home from a bar in Brooklyn, TMZ reported.
The dispute started after Majors’ girlfriend saw another woman texting him and confronted Majors. The actor reportedly got upset, grabbed her hand and slapped her, sources told the outlet.
The woman then claimed Majors put his hands around her neck, TMZ reported. The two spent the night at separate locations before she called police the following morning.
Majors’ rep told TMZ: “He’s done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.” He could not be reached for comment late Saturday.
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