Jonathan Majors’ Legal professional Claims Sufferer Has Recanted Assault Allegations

An legal professional for Jonathan Majors has claimed the lady who accused him of assaulting her on Friday evening has withdrawn her allegations—and submitted statements to show it.

“Jonathan Majors is totally harmless and is provably the sufferer of an altercation with a girl he is aware of,” legal professional Priya Chaudhry stated in an announcement on Sunday. “We’re shortly gathering and presenting proof to the District Legal professional with the expectation that every one fees will likely be dropped imminently. This proof contains video footage from the car the place this episode came about, witness testimony from the driving force and others who each noticed and heard the episode, and most significantly, two written statements from the lady recanting these allegations. All of the proof proves that Mr. Majors is fully harmless and didn’t assault her by any means.”

Chaudhry additionally claimed the incident occurred as a result of the sufferer had an “emotional disaster” that ultimately required hospitalization.

“The NYPD is required to make an arrest in these conditions, and that is the one purpose Mr. Majors was arrested,” she wrote. “We count on these fees to be dropped quickly.”

Majors was arrested by the New York Metropolis Police Division on Saturday for allegedly slapping a girl, inflicting a laceration behind her ear, and grabbing her by the neck in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. TMZ reported that the lady is Majors’ girlfriend, and the argument broke out as they had been in a taxi heading residence from a Brooklyn bar.

Majors was charged with a number of misdemeanor accounts of assault and harassment and was launched on Saturday evening. His subsequent court docket date is Could 8.

The Manhattan District Legal professional’s workplace wouldn’t touch upon whether or not they had obtained any statements recanting the allegations, as a substitute forwarding the grievance in opposition to Majors.

In that grievance, an NYPD officer says the sufferer informed him that she “noticed the defendant strike her concerning the face with an open hand, inflicting substantial ache and a laceration behind her ear.”

It continues: “She noticed the defendant seize her hand, inflicting swelling, bruising, and substantial ache to her finger… she noticed the defendant put his hand on her neck, inflicting bruising and substantial ache.”

A press contact for Majors referred The Day by day Beast to Chaudhry, who didn’t instantly reply to questions on if or when the lady’s new statements had been filed, or with what entity they had been filed.