A new report detailing Jonathan Major’s alleged history of “extreme” physical and emotional abuse includes a “terrifying” claim about testimonies from his ex-partners.
In March, Majors, who plays villain Kang in the popular MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) film series, was arrested on charges of strangulation, assault and molestation over an alleged incident involving an ex-partner. The case will go to court August 3, with the NYPD confirming that the accuser is also under investigation.
After news of the allegations broke, Majors was dropped by his executive team, while the US Army pulled a string of ads starring the actor. He was also reportedly left out of an upcoming adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel The man in my basement.
However, the Creed III The 33-year-old star has maintained his innocence, and his lawyers claim in a statement, “Jonathan Majors is innocent and did not molest anyone.” We have provided the district attorney’s office with irrefutable evidence that the allegations are false. We are confident that he will be fully exonerated.”
On Friday (June 30) Rolling Stone published an article in which the medium spoke to more than 30 people who accused Major of “extreme” abuse ranging from his time in drama school to on set magazine dreamsan upcoming film for which he had received an Oscar nomination.
Majors was also accused of strangling a woman he dated, a claim corroborated by nine sources close to the relationship, according to the outlet. Another woman described her relationship with the Majors as “emotional torture” and said there were moments of “near-violence” when the actor was “filled with anger” and “felt the need to punch or punch something.” .
In response to the allegations, Major’s legal team sent testimonies from six women who had either dated or were close to the actor. The outlet noted that his attorney said those statements were “made by Mr. Major’s actual former love partners, who testify to his character and the falsehood of the allegations,” adding, “But Rolling Stone intentionally ignored these facts and warning signs and published the false allegations anyway.”
Rolling Stone claims to have contacted all six women, three of whom said they never gave the actor’s legal representatives permission to release the statements. A fourth woman claimed her statement was pre-written by his team and she never consented to its release.
Readers of the article reacted to this detail, with one person, Lisa Bee, writing on Twitter: “This detail from the @RollingStone article on Jonathan Majors’ abuse allegations is chilling.” attributed to ex-partners??? Oops.”
Another tweeter, Kat Tenbarge, added: “I got my stomach churning coming to this part of the Jonathan Majors investigation.”
The Independent has reached out to representatives from the majors for comment.
The outlet said one woman replied, “Having known him for 20 years, I can tell you who Jonathan is.” He didn’t do those things. He is exactly the opposite of what these allegations say. Jonathan is the most self-possessed, disciplined, and well-behaved person I know. We all call him “the Peacekeeper”. He’s not violent in any way.” She dated Majors from the ages of 13 to 18.
Majors was also accused of physically intimidating a working crew member dedicationin which he plays the US Navy’s first black aviator, Jesse Brown, by yelling at her.
His attorney said, “The allegations that Mr. Majors came into contact with or physically intimidated anyone on any film set are completely false.” Anyone who has worked with Mr. Majors knows that he employs an immersive, methodical acting style, and while this can sometimes be misconstrued as discourtesy, those who know Mr. Majors and his work in the industry have attested to his dedication to his craft as well as his kindness.”
A source is now working on it magazine dreams said producers warned her to stay away from majors as he was method acting for the role of an unpredictable bodybuilder.
But one production staffer said, “I’ve heard of various Method cast members and their behavior, but none of them are violent or rude to their crew.” They said he was “completely disrespectful and kind of violent towards everyone” and had at people Scared that they would “get hurt”.