Jonathan Majors' assault, harassment trial postponed, new date set for Sept. 6
Ant-Man, Wasp: Quantumania star 'remains unwavering in his determination to be absolved from this harrowing ordeal,' says attorney
By Darren Lyn
HOUSTON, United States (AA) – The assault and harassment trial for Jonathan Majors was postponed Thursday shortly after the actor walked into New York Criminal Court.
Attorneys for the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star requested a motion for a delay, which the judge granted and announced a new court date for Sept. 6, according to local media reports.
Majors was arrested March 25 and charged with assault and aggravated harassment of his former girlfriend. The woman told police he struck her with an open hand, causing bleeding, bruising and pain. She also claimed he "put his hand on her neck."
Majors denied the allegations and his representatives have insisted that the actor "has done nothing wrong" and is looking forward to "clearing his name and clearing this up."
"For an excruciating four months, Jonathan Majors, the real victim in this shameful ordeal, has had his life, career, and reputation torn apart," his lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said in a statement. "Yet he remains unwavering in his determination to be absolved from this harrowing ordeal."
Chaudry claimed that the alleged victim was the one who assaulted Majors "and not the other way around" and said she was submitting video evidence and witness statements to the district attorney's office "with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently."
Majors and his former girlfriend currently have a protection order in place preventing them from assaulting or harassing each other.
If convicted of the misdemeanor charges of assault and harassment, Majors faces up to one year in jail or three years probation.
"We look forward to presenting the full facts and evidence at trial," said Doug Cohen from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, in a statement.
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