Two additional women have accused actor Jonathan Majors of physical and emotional abuse.
In a New York Times report, two ex-girlfriends of the Creed III and Marvel actor have spoken out about alleged behaviour as the 34-year-old awaits punishment for beating and harassing another former partner. Their testimony was also used as pre-trial evidence.
Emma Duncan was engaged to Majors between 2015 and 2019 and alleges that she once found messages between him and another woman when she visited him on the set of the western Hostiles.
After she started packing her things, she claims he pushed her on to a couch and choked her. Majors then said “I’m going to kill you” before throwing her across the room and adding: “I’m going to make sure you can’t have children.”
Duncan reports that following another dispute, Majors pulled her up and smashed her against a mailbox, causing bruises. A year later, she claims he threw her to the ground.
She claims that her account of their relationship is “well documented”, adding: “I stand by the events described.”
Before they were together, Majors dated Maura Hooper, who also shared her testimony of his alleged emotional abuse. She claims he was controlling and refused to let her “speak to anyone about their relationship, isolating her from a support system” and after she became pregnant early on, she had an abortion.
During an argument when she confronted him over alleged infidelity, he threatened to kill himself (Duncan also attests that he made frequent suicide threats). A year after they broke up and Majors found out she was dating someone he knew, he allegedly called her a whore and said: “I hope you die; kill yourself” and “I’m going to rip you out of my heart the way they ripped our baby out of you.”
The actor’s lawyer Priya Chaudhry has denied all accusations of physical abuse but has called both relationships “toxic” and that her client was taking responsibility for his role in them. She added that her client “regrets saying hurtful things”.
Majors has also been accused of improper behaviour on the set of the HBO drama Lovecraft Country. His co-workers on the show have claimed that Majors was difficult with the women he worked alongside. He has been accused of threatening behaviour and making derogatory racial remarks, and after three women made a complaint to HBO he was forced to make an apology, calling it all a misunderstanding.
Chaudhry claims that he has “never been told that anyone objected to his behavior”.
Majors was found guilty of two misdemeanour assault and harassment charges against his ex-girlfriend in December 2023. According to his lawyer, Majors “still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name”. Marvel dropped him that same day. He had played Kang in both large and small screen projects.
In a January televised interview, Majors denied ever punching a woman and stated that he intended to appeal. His sentencing was postponed this week due to a motion to delay filed by his lawyer. It will now occur in April.