Kevin Guthrie Jailed for Three Years, Won’t Appear in “Fantastic Beasts” 3

WARNING: This article contains information that some readers may find upsetting. For help, advice, or support, visit:

  • BBC Action Line (United Kingdom): A list of resources for anyone affected by sexual abuse (current or historic), including sources of support for children, young people, and adults
  • Victim Connect Resource Center (United States): A list of national helplines that can help connect victims, survivors, and their support networks connect with local resources

Actor Kevin Guthrie, who played Abernathy in the Fantastic Beasts series, has received a three-year jail sentence after being found guilty of sexual assault. He has also been placed on the sexual offenders register indefinitely.

Our sources within production confirmed the report from Deadline that Guthrie will not be appearing in Fantastic Beasts 3, despite his role being previously listed on IMDb. Warner Bros. declined to make a statement when we reached out to them for comment but additionally confirmed that Guthrie will not appear in the third installment of the franchise.

MuggleNet stands in solidarity with anyone who has experienced sexual assault of any kind. We have stopped all coverage of Guthrie on our site and social media outlets.


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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!