On Tuesday morning, the actor Jonathan Majors appeared in a Manhattan courthouse for a brief hearing in which a trial date for his misdemeanor assault case was set for August.
The judge, Rachel S. Pauley, set Mr. Majors’ trial date for Aug. 3 and reminded him that the order directing him to keep away from the lady he is accused of assaulting remains in effect.
Mr. Majors, who was dressed in a brown suit and a neat white collared shirt, sat in the rear of the courtroom with sunglasses on next to his girlfriend, actress Meagan Good. During the hearing, which began at 9:39 a.m., he spoke virtually little. He acknowledged the judge’s directions and greeted her, but otherwise remained mute while standing before her.
Mr. Majors, 33, was detained in March following what police called a “domestic dispute.” He was then arraigned on a complaint that contained a number of minor offenses. According to initial reports, the victim, known only as a 30-year-old woman, informed officers that she had been assaulted and was transported to a hospital after sustaining minor injuries to her head and neck.
Mr. Majors’ lawyers have repeatedly disputed the charges. According to Priya Chaudhry, one of his lawyers,
“within a few weeks of these false allegations, we provided the district attorney with evidence of Mr. Majors’s innocence.”
She insisted that the lady was the one who had assaulted Mr. Majors, not the other way around. “While we hope that the district attorney is reviewing these materials in good faith and will do the right thing soon,” she added in the statement, “we’ve requested a trial date as soon as possible.”
Mr. Majors is a rising Hollywood star who has delivered a succession of performances that have positioned him as a possible Oscar candidate. He co-starred in “Creed III,” which was released in March, and he appeared in “Magazine Dreams,” which received praise at the Sundance Film Festival. Kang, from “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” was also developing as a key figure in Disney’s Marvel universe.
However, his arrest has cast doubt on his future chances. The United States Army pulled advertising depicting Mr. Majors from their rotation shortly after his arrest. It’s also unclear whether the charges have jeopardized his job with Disney.