US Army pulls Majors commercials after arrest of actor Jonathan
The US Army has pulled two recruitment commercials starring Jonathan Majors from the airwaves after the film actor was arrested on charges of allegedly assaulting him.
The commercials – which mark the Army’s first renaming since 2001 and were in heavy rotation during March Madness’s basketball coverage as late as Saturday night – featured the star of Creed III And Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as a narrator and central character traversing combat scenarios.
Majors was arrested in New York last Saturday on charges of assault and molestation following a domestic dispute with an unidentified 30-year-old woman. Police had responded to a 9-1-1 call in Chelsea on Saturday morning and took Majors into custody without incident while the alleged victim, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to a local hospital.
A majors attorney issued a statement Sunday, claiming he was “demonstrably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows” and is in the midst of “an emotional crisis.” The attorney claims there is evidence to support Majors’ innocence, including a written recantation from the woman he dated.
Nevertheless, the army’s advertisements with majors have been shelved for the time being.
“The US Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest,” the Army Enterprise Marketing Office’s chief of public affairs said in a statement. “We recently ran two ads featuring Mr. Majors. While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, it is prudent that we withdraw our charges pending the completion of the investigation into these allegations.”
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