Actor Jonathan Majors, who grew up in Dallas area, arrested on assault charge in New York

The 33-year-old, who attended Cedar Hill and Duncanville high schools, was no longer in police custody late Saturday.

NEW YORK — Actor Jonathan Majors, who grew up in the Dallas area, was arrested Saturday in New York on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment, authorities said.

New York City police said Majors, star of Creed III and Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman. Police responded around 11 a.m. to a 911 call inside an apartment in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea.

“The victim informed police she was assaulted,” a spokesperson for the NYPD said in a statement. “Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.”


He was no longer in police custody as of Saturday night, the NYPD spokesperson confirmed.

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A representative for Majors denied any wrongdoing by the actor.


“He has done nothing wrong,” the representative said in an email Saturday. “We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”

Majors is one of the fastest rising stars in Hollywood. After breaking through in 2019′s The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Majors has starred in Da 5 Bloods, The Harder They Fall and last year’s Devotion. He also stars in the recent Sundance Film Festival entry Magazine Dreams, which Searchlight Pictures is to release in December.

Born in California, Majors spent part of his youth in the Dallas area, attending Cedar Hill High School — where he took part in theater — as well as Duncanville High School.


The Associated Press

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