Jonathan Majors, the acclaimed actor known for his role in hit TV series “Lovecraft Country,” had his trial for assault and aggravated harassment charges delayed in Manhattan today. The trial was scheduled to commence today but was postponed by Judge Michael Gaffey for a month. The prosecution requested additional time for discovery, which led to the new trial date of September 6.
Majors arrived at the hearing accompanied by actress Meagan Good and his criminal defense lawyer, Priya Chaudhry. The brief court appearance lasted no more than two minutes, with Majors holding a notebook and a bible as he approached the bench. Assistant D.A. stated that they were not prepared for trial, prompting the judge to remind them that time against the prosecution would continue to run.
The charges against Majors stem from an alleged domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend, which took place on March 25 in Manhattan. The ex-girlfriend claimed that Majors twisted her arm, struck her head, and forcefully pushed her into a vehicle, causing her to fall on the pavement. If found guilty, Majors could face up to a year of imprisonment.
Throughout the process, Majors’ defense attorney, Priya Chaudhry, has steadfastly maintained his innocence. Chaudhry argued that Majors’ ex-girlfriend was the true perpetrator, describing the case as a “witch hunt” motivated by racial bias against her client. Majors’ ex-girlfriend was granted a full temporary order of protection against him, prohibiting any contact between them.
In a statement released after the hearing, Chaudhry suggested that the police were ready to arrest Majors’ accuser when she returns to New York. She further asserted that Majors has endured a grueling four-month period where his life, career, and reputation have been severely impacted. Chaudhry emphasized Majors’ unwavering determination to be absolved from this distressing ordeal.
Despite Chaudhry’s claims, no charges have been filed against the woman involved in the incident, nor do the NYPD have any immediate plans to do so, as reported by . The absence of charges against her raises questions about the credibility of Chaudhry’s statements.
The trial, once it begins, will shed more light on the truth behind these accusations. As the courtroom drama unfolds, the public eagerly awaits to see what the ensuing legal battles will reveal about this unfortunate event in Majors’ life.