Jonathan Majors’ day in court has been postponed.
The “Creed III” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” star arrived with girlfriend Meagan Good at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan on Thursday for his trial related to the alleged assault of a former girlfriend.
Shortly after his arrival, the judge set a new tentative trial date after prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office requested more time for discovery.
Majors’ new court date has been set for Sept. 6, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Press Secretary Doug Cohen confirmed to USA TODAY. “We look forward to presenting the full facts and evidence at trial,” Cohen said in a statement.
Majors walked out of the courtroom after the hearing, acknowledging some seated in the gallery. At one point he bumped his hand to his heart to a woman seated near the door.
“For an excruciating four months, Jonathan Majors, the real victim in this shameful ordeal, has had his life, career, and reputation torn apart,” his attorney, Priya Chaudhry, said in a statement to USA TODAY Thursday. “Yet he remains unwavering in his determination to be absolved from this harrowing ordeal.”
The NYPD confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement in March that the actor was taken into custody after officers responded to a 911 call from a Manhattan apartment, where a woman told them she was struck with an open hand, causing a laceration behind her ear, and suffered bruising and pain after Majors allegedly “put his hand on her neck.” The woman was taken to the hospital, police said.
The Marvel actor was arraigned on multiple charges, including assault and aggravated harassment, the Manhattan district attorney’s office told USA TODAY. A judge granted a limited order of protection, preventing Majors and the woman from assaulting or harassing each other, on March 25 and released Majors on his own recognizance.
Majors’ representative denied the allegations and told USA TODAY in a statement that the actor “has done nothing wrong.”
“We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up,” the statement said.
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Majors’ attorney added that she was submitting evidence to the district attorney – including video footage, witness testimony and written statements – “with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently.”
Chaudhry has also claimed the alleged victim assaulted Majors “and not the other way around.”
Majors could be sentenced to up to a year in jail if convicted.
Contributing: Kim Willis, Edward Segarra, USA TODAY; The Associated Press
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