Jonathan Majors Army Ads Dropped After Domestic Assault Arrest
The U.S. Army stopped its advertising campaign featuring Jonathan Majors in response to the actor’s arrest Saturday for an alleged assault.
“The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest,” Army Enterprise Marketing Office public affairs chief Laura DeFrancisco confirmed in a statement. “We recently released two ads in which Mr. Majors appears. While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”
Actor Jonathan Majors, who has recently starred in "Creed III" and "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," was arrested Saturday in New York on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment, was the narrator of two ads that kicked off at the start of the NCAA’s March Madness college basketball tournament.
Majors attorney, Priya Chaudhry, said the actor is "completely innocent" and was "provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows."
"We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently," Chaudhry said in a statement Sunday.