Following his recent legal challenges and professional setbacks, actor Jonathan Majors is set to present his perspective in a televised interview with ABC News Live’s Linsey Davis.
This will be Majors’ first public appearance since his firing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after a guilty verdict in a high-profile legal case. The interview is scheduled to air on Good Morning America on January 8, 2024, and is expected to explore Majors’ legal and career difficulties that began unfolding in March 2023.
What Happened to Jonathan Majors?
Known for his role as Kang in the MCU and a co-starring role in ‘Creed III,’ the actor was accused of assault and harassment by his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. A jury found him guilty of two misdemeanor charges — third-degree reckless assault and harassment. This then led to widespread consequences in his professional life.
The incident with Jabbari led to her hospitalization with minor head and neck injuries. The prosecutor argued that Majors showed a pattern of abuse in his relationship with Jabbari. Majors’ legal team intended to appeal, particularly against the usage of text messages during the trial.
Choosing to wait until the completion of the legal process, Disney and Marvel Studios confirmed Majors’ removal from his MCU role following the December 18 verdict. The repercussions extended beyond this, with Majors losing representation from his talent agency and being dropped from multiple film projects.
The future of his film ‘Magazine Dreams’ is also in limbo.
What Awaits Majors in the Future?
Despite the guilty verdict and his removal from high-profile projects, Majors and his attorneys have consistently proclaimed his innocence and have indicated plans to appeal the decision. The actor’s upcoming TV interview is expected to provide insight into these claims and his reaction to the various implications of the verdict.
The ABC News interview is also set to be aired on various network platforms, including GMA3: What You Need to Know, ABC’s Prime with Linsey Davis, and IMPACT x Nightline, and streamed on Hulu from January 11.
This will offer Majors a platform to address the impact of the legal battle on his career. With the sentencing hearing scheduled for February 6, 2024, where he faces a potential maximum of one year in jail, the interview will be a critical moment for the actor.
However, as a first-time offender, he’s not expected to serve jail time.