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'Creed III' actor Jonathan Majors arrested; allegedly strangled girlfriend

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Jonathan Majors was handcuffed and arrested Saturday morning in Manhattan after allegedly assaulting a woman believed to be his girlfriend, TMZ and other outlets reported.

"Officers placed the 33-year-old male into custody without incident. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition," a New York City Police Department spokesperson told National Public Radio in a statement.

Majors, 33, was arrested on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment in connection with a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman, the Associated Press reported.

Majors denied wrongdoing via his representative.

"He's done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up," Carrie Gordon, a representative for Majors, told NPR.

Police received the call for service around 11 a.m. near Chelsea, a neighborhood in Manhattan.

"The victim informed police she was assaulted," according to an NYPD statement acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.

The incident was spurred by an argument that began in a taxi as the couple was returning from a bar in Brooklyn, according to TMZ's law enforcement sources.

The assault victim, who is thought to be Majors' girlfriend, reportedly confronted Majors after she saw another woman texting him. An angry Majors then allegedly grabbed her hand and slapped her, according to TMZ's sources.

In addition to the alleged slap and hand grab, Majors also allegedly put his hands around her neck. The pair spent the evening apart, and then then the girlfriend called to report the alleged crime Saturday morning.

The victim's visible injuries included a "laceration behind her ear, redness and marks to her face," TMZ's sources also said.

Majors, a fast-rising, in-demand Hollywood standout, recently starred in Michael B. Jordan's "Creed III" as antagonist character Damian Anderson. Majors described their partnership as an analog of "De Niro and Pacino."

Jordan and Majors supported actor Angela Basset earlier this month at the Oscars when the prize for best supporting actress went to Jamie Lee Curtis. "Hey Auntie. We love you," the pair said, as they took the stage to present an award for a separate category.

Majors also recently starred in "Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania" from Marvel Cinematic Universe. In that film, Majors plays villain Kang the Conqueror.

Other notable credits include "Magazine Dreams," "Devotion," "The Harder They Fall," "Lovecraft Country," and "Da 5 Bloods."

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