More alleged abuse victims are coming forward following Jonathan Majors arrest
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More alleged abuse victims have come forward following Jonathan Majors' arrest, Variety reports.
The Marvel star was arrested after being accused of assaulting a woman in a domestic dispute last month.
Police confirmed at the time that officers responded to a 911 call from an apartment in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood at around 11am that day.
According to the authorities, a 30-year-old woman sustained minor injuries to her head and neck, and was subsequently taken to hospital.
Majors, 33, was then arrested on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment.
A spokesperson for the police said: "A preliminary investigation determined that a 33-year-old male was involved in a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old female.
"The victim informed police she was assaulted. Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident."
However, despite his arrest, Majors maintained his innocence, with his representatives claiming the allegations were false.
"He has done nothing wrong," they said. "We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up."
But now, more people have allegedly come forward with allegations of abuse made against the actor.
According to Variety, a source with alleged knowledge of the investigation claimed that a number of alleged victims had now spoken out.
The report claimed that the women were 'cooperating with the Manhattan district attorney's office'.
Again, though, a spokesperson for Majors has stated that their client has done nothing wrong.
His lawyer Priya Chaudhry said: "Jonathan Majors is innocent and has not abused anyone.
"We have provided irrefutable evidence to the District Attorney that the charges are false.
"We are confident that he will be fully exonerated."
This comes after Majors was dropped by his talent agency Entertainment 360 following his arrest.
And it was suggested this week that Marvel could be looking to recast him in any upcoming films.
Majors recently played Kang the Conquerer in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
But due to the controversy surrounding the allegations of abuse, Jeff Sneider of The Hot Mic podcast claimed that studio bosses at Marvel are 'in discussions' to find a replacement if needed.
He suggested that Damson Idris (Black Mirror, Snowfall) could end up taking over the role.
“Even though there hasn't been any movement on the Jonathan Majors front, I've heard that's the kind of actor, who, like, if Jonathan Majors got the boot as Kang, someone like Damson Idris is the type of the person that [Marvel] may look at to replace him if that, in fact, happens,” Sneider said.
However, a source told Deadline that despite the rumour, there have been 'zero conversations' about replacing Majors in the MCU.
UNILAD has contacted representatives for Majors for comment.