Jonathan Majors Trial Delayed as Lawyer Calls Actor ‘The Real Victim’

Jonathan Majors and Meagan Good arrived in court on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. (Credit: YouTube/Extra)

The domestic violence trial for actor Jonathan Majors has been delayed until September.

Wearing a grey suit and blue shirt, Majors arrived at a New York City courtroom Thursday for what was supposed to be the first day of his trial. With girlfriend Meagan Good by his side, the actor walked into court carrying a Bible.

Instead of starting, the trial was rescheduled for Sept. 6, after the prosecution said it needed more time to prepare.

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The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania actor was arrested on March 25 following a “domestic dispute” with his then-girlfriend on a New York City street.

In a statement Thursday, his attorney said the actor was “unjustly” taken into custody.

“One hundred and thirty-one days ago, authorities unjustly cuffed Jonathan Majors in his own home,” attorney Priya Chaudhry said in a statement to Urban Hollywood 411. “For an excruciating four months, Jonathan Majors, the real victim in this shameful ordeal, has had his life, career, and reputation torn apart. Yet he remains unwavering in his determination to be absolved from this harrowing ordeal.”

An NYPD spokesperson said in March that the alleged victim suffered minor injuries to her head and neck during the confrontation with Majors.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office charged Majors, 33, with multiple misdemeanor counts — including assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of harassment in the second degree.

The Creed III star has denied the allegations. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted as charged.

Amid the fallout from his arrest, Majors was dropped by his longtime talent management company Entertainment 360. The actor’s publicity team at The Lede Company parted ways with him as well. And the U.S. Army pulled recruitment ads featuring the actor, saying it was “deeply concerned” about the allegations.

His attorney has long maintained that Majors did “nothing wrong,” and alleged that he was assaulted by the accuser during the March 25 dispute. Chaudhry also alleged that the woman, a dancer who worked as a movement coach on one of Mr. Majors’ movies, stole personal belongings from the actor’s home.

In April, the accuser obtained a temporary restraining order against Majors.

That same month, Chaudhry sent a letter to the judge in the case saying the woman’s version of what happened was a “complete lie,” and in the hours after the alleged assault happened, the accuser went out clubbing and later passed out in a closet at Majors’ home, waking up with injuries to her finger and ear. The attorney released screengrabs from surveillance footage that showed the woman inside a club.

Majors filed a counter-complaint on June 21, alleging he was victimized by the ex-girlfriend who accused him of assault. Majors said the woman scratched, slapped, and grabbed at his face, causing pain and bleeding.

In June, Majors’ attorney released a statement saying the NYPD “found probable cause” to arrest the woman for allegedly assaulting the actor.

The New York Times reported that New York police issued what is known as an “I-card” or “Investigation card,” which alerts officers that there is probable cause to make an arrest.

The woman is said to be living in London. On Thursday, Majors’ attorney said “the NYPD stands ready to arrest her” when she returns to the U.S.

But the woman’s attorney Brad Edwards, recently told the Times there was no reason to arrest the accuser and that he had “seen nothing reliable indicating that any agency has developed a different opinion.”

“In fact, we understand the criminal case against Mr. Majors is proceeding as expected,” he said. “Out of respect for the criminal process and the prosecuting attorneys who will make decisions based on the evidence, we do not intend to respond to rumors.”

Majors is set to star as Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming film Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. In June, Disney delayed the film from May 2025 to May 2026. Majors is also slated to appear in Avengers: Secret Wars in 2027.

Although his future in the MCU is unclear.

On July 31, Disney+ released the trailer for season 2 of Marvel series Loki and Majors was featured in the promo as Kang the Conqueror.