Jonathan Majors‘ trial date has once again been delayed, and the actors’ team attempted to have the trial dismissed as a whole during a rescheduled hearing.
In the rescheduled hearing (via Deadline), which took place on Friday in New York City, Judge Michael Gaffey heard arguments from both the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on the sharing of evidence, as well as a motion from Majors’ defense team to dismiss the matter.
No official ruling was made on the motion, however. Instead, the Criminal Court judge told the D.A.’s office that they have until October 6, 2023, to respond, by which the defense has to reply to that decision by October 13. From there, the judge will make an official ruling by October 25, marking that as the next key date in Majors’ ongoing legal matter.
Similar to last week, Majors was once again not in attendance at the Manhattan courtroom. However, the judge did note that should a trial start, Majors will be required to attend in person (via Variety).
What is Jonathan Majors going to court for?
Jonathan Majors faces three counts of third-degree assault, second-degree aggravated harassment, three counts of third-degree attempted assault, and second-degree harassment. These stem from an incident in March in which he’s accused of assaulting a 30-year-old woman. Police cite that Majors allegedly struck “[the victim] about the face with an open hand, causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear.” Additionally, he allegedly grabbed her hand and neck, “causing bruising and substantial pain.”
A previous report from ABC News notes that Majors made the 911 call himself, which police responded to. The call was “purportedly over concerns about his girlfriend, whom he lives with in a penthouse apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood.” After police arrived, the girlfriend told officers they were in a taxi together after returning from a bar and that Majors physically attacked her. Majors was then arrested after police noticed marks on the woman.
Majors’ criminal defense lawyer previously stated Majors is “provably innocent” and expects charges to be dropped due to multiple witnesses and written retractions from the victim, followed by a later claim that there is video evidence of Majors’ innocence.