A new report reveals shocking allegations against Jonathan Majors, a well-known star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), suggesting a disturbing pattern of “extreme abuse” spanning nearly a decade. Majors, acclaimed for his roles in box office hits like Creed III and his portrayal of Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3, has recently faced controversy since his arrest in March 2023. The arrest, which occurred in New York City, was a result of suspected harassment and assault against his former partner following a heated argument.
Majors’ legal team has categorically denied these allegations and, in turn, filed a complaint against the accuser, asserting that she was the aggressor. A domestic violence trial has been scheduled to commence on August 3 in New York.
As this high-profile case continues to captivate public attention, a new report has surfaced featuring accounts from numerous sources who have known Majors throughout his time in graduate school, his acting career, and his romantic relationships. The report, as published by Rolling Stone, paints a troubling picture of the actor, with over 40 individuals describing him as a “complicated, unpredictable, and sometimes violent man.”
Allegations of Emotional and Physical Abuse
According to more than a dozen sources, Majors allegedly subjected two of his girlfriends to emotional abuse, with one of them also experiencing physical abuse. The outlet’s nine insiders disclosed that Majors had “strangled” one of his former partners, highlighting a disturbing escalation from a seemingly kind and caring demeanor at the onset of their relationship to “really extreme abuse” that affected her both physically and mentally.
These sources further claimed that Majors was emotionally abusive in another romantic relationship, with the partner describing their time together as “emotional torture.” Amidst the various accusations, it was alleged that Majors exerted control over every aspect of his partners’ lives, from dictating their meals to regulating their interactions. One insider disclosed, “She said on a few occasions that he wanted her to believe that he was the oxygen in the room [and] that she could not live without him.”
Troubling Behavior in Professional Settings
The report also addressed allegations of Majors’ problematic behavior during his work engagements, suggesting that he took his method acting to concerning extremes. Production sources claimed that he engaged in “pushing” and “yelling,” crossing the line into borderline abusive territory. According to one individual interviewed by Rolling Stone, it seemed as though Majors derived some sick pleasure from witnessing his female co-stars cry.
These accusations trace back to Majors’ time at Yale School of Drama, where his peers expressed concerns about his intensity. While acknowledging his talent and dedication, several sources detailed instances during rehearsals that left them feeling physically threatened and mentally unstable in his presence. The report further revealed that the Yale administration addressed this issue by issuing a memo to the class, reminding them about appropriate rehearsal conduct and the importance of avoiding violence.
Fear and Silence
Anonymity played a significant role in the report, as all sources requested it due to their fear of potential career repercussions and personal retaliation from Majors. One source summed it up by stating, “My only response can be that I am silenced by an NDA he had me sign.”
Responding to these allegations, Majors’ attorney, Dustin A. Pusch, released a statement to Rolling Stone vehemently denying the claims made against his client. Pusch asserted that Majors had never physically, verbally, or emotionally abused anyone, including his past romantic partners. Furthermore, Pusch highlighted the hearsay nature of the allegations, noting that the referenced partners declined to participate in Rolling Stone’s article, thereby undermining the credibility of the accusations. Additionally, Majors firmly denies any allegations of abuse, violence, or intimidation during his tenure at Yale.
It remains to be seen how this highly contentious and emotionally charged case will unfold in the coming months. As the trial approaches, public interest in Jonathan Majors’ personal and professional conduct will undoubtedly continue to mount.