Everything We Know About Jonathan Majors' Case

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Creed lll star Jonathan Majors is due in court this week as he faces charges of assault and harassment.

The actor's case dates back to March 25 when the New York Police Department said officers responded to a 911 call of a "domestic dispute" between Majors and a 30-year-old woman in Manhattan, per The Cut.

According to TMZ, Majors and his girlfriend were arguing in a vehicle before officers arrived at the scene. The woman told officers that she had been assaulted, NYPD said, and she was taken to the hospital with minor head and neck injuries.

A criminal complaint stated Majors caused "bruising and substantial" pain after putting his hands on the woman's neck." He also allegedly hit her in the face which left "a laceration behind her ear," according to the complaint.

The Creed lll star was initially arrested on charges including strangulation, which was later dropped. He now faces charges of misdemeanor assault, aggravated harassment, attempted assault, and harassment.

In the aftermath of Majors' arrest and charges, his defense lawyer has been vocal that he is "entirely innocent."

“Unfortunately, this incident came about because this woman was having an emotional crisis, for which she was taken to a hospital yesterday,” attorney Priya Chaudhry previously said in a statement. “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.”

According to Chaudhry, Majors called 911 out of concern for the woman. The lawyer has also stated that she has evidence that will exonerate Majors of all the charges including “video footage from the vehicle, 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.”

On April 27, a judge granted the alleged victim a full temporary order of protection, which forbids Majors from having contact with the woman “per the People’s request and with the consent of defense counsel,” the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Chaudhry said in a statement that the order “is standard in cases such as this, and we consented because Mr. Majors wants nothing to do with the woman who assaulted him.”

The next move in Majors' case is a hearing which is set for Tuesday (May 9). Variety previously reported that multiple accusers have now come forward and are working with Manhattan’s district attorney in the case against Majors.

It's too soon to call whether Majors' case will go to trial, The Cut reports.

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