If found guilty of a charge presented this morning in his domestic violence case, Jonathan Majors may face up to a year in jail.
The quick status meeting at the Manhattan criminal court facility on Tuesday comes six weeks after the Magazine Dreams actress was arrested for domestic assault by the NYPD.
Appearing virtually for the hearing the Creed III actor saw the Manhattan District Attorney’s office make public a superseding complaint with a charge of third degree assault. The class A misdemeanor has a maximum possible sentence of 12 months behind bars or a three- year probation term.
Barely visible to the gallery on screens facing away from the seats, Majors did not enter a plea to the new charge. In fact, dressed in a beige shirt and against a pale off-white background on-screen, Majors had little to say Tuesday beyond “Yes ma’am” to Judge Rachel S. Pauley.
This all comes after a temporary order of protection was granted.
According to TMZ, Jonathan Majors was just ordered to stay away from the ex-girlfriend he reportedly beat. However, his team continues to deny that he assaulted her.
According to a representative for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, a court granted the alleged victim a complete temporary order of protection on Thursday at her request.
According to our sources, Majors did not object to the request, and the matter is set to return to court in a few weeks.
Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, tells us, “We consented because Mr. Majors wants nothing to do with the woman who assaulted him” — adding their team provided evidence from a doctor and trauma specialist, which they insist backs up his side of the story.
Chaudhry goes on to say, “It is disturbing that even when presented with this incontrovertible evidence, the District Attorney continues this false case.”