Jonathan Majors Breaks Silence: Books First Interview on Good Morning America Following Guilty Verdict

Jonathan Majors Breaks Silence: Books First Interview on Good Morning America Following Guilty Verdict

Updated with teaser of interview.

Jonathan Majors is set to break his silence in an exclusive interview on “Good Morning America” (GMA) next week. The interview, scheduled to air on Monday, Jan. 8, will be Majors’ first public appearance since being found guilty of assault in a two-week trial that concluded on Dec. 18.

ABC News Live “Prime” anchor Linsey Davis will lead the interview, delving into the details of the case that led to Majors’ conviction on one count of assault and one count of harassment. The charges stem from allegations made by his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, who accused Majors of breaking her finger, twisting her arm, and striking her in the head during an altercation in March 2023.

READ: Marvel Drops Jonathan Majors Following Trial Verdict

Linsey Davis and Jonathan Majors

The trial, which comprised three days of Jabbari’s testimony, acquitted Majors of two other counts of assault and aggravated harassment. Despite the legal outcome, Majors faces consequences in his professional life, as he was promptly dropped from his recurring role as the villain Kang in Marvel Studios productions. This decision includes abandoning plans for Majors to appear in “Creed III.”

Majors’ exclusive interview on GMA will precede his scheduled sentencing on Feb. 6. The actor, who first portrayed Kang in the 2021 series “Loki” and later in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Loki” Season 2 in 2023, has seen his future Marvel projects and other endeavors take a significant hit.

Majors, facing an uncertain professional future, may use this interview as a platform to address the public and potentially comment on the decision by Marvel to sever ties. Legal experts suggest that while Majors is unlikely to receive jail time, he may consider an appeal over the use of text messages in the case. The actor’s choice to give his first interview post-verdict to another Disney-owned outlet adds an intriguing layer to the unfolding narrative, possibly indicating a strategic move to address his ousting from Marvel.

The repercussions extend beyond Marvel, as Searchlight decided to pull Majors’ Sundance film “Magazine Dreams” from its release schedule, originally planned for early December. The aftermath of the guilty verdict has undoubtedly cast a shadow over Majors’ once-promising career.

The interview on “Good Morning America” is scheduled to air at 7:00 a.m. ET and will also be available on various ABC platforms, including “GMA3: What You Need to Know.” An extended version of the conversation will stream on ABC News Live’s “Prime with Linsey Davis” at 7:00 p.m. ET later that day. Additional reporting will be featured in an upcoming episode of ABC News Studios’ “IMPACT x Nightline,” exclusively streaming on Hulu on Thursday, Jan. 11.

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