Will Smith ‘Refused’ To Leave Oscars After Slapping Chris Rock on Stage, The Academy Says – What We Know!

Extra particulars in regards to the investigation into Will Smith following him hitting Chris Rock on the 2022 Academy Awards over the weekend have been revealed.

The Academy has began their inquiry into the incident, which occurred after Chris made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s hair.

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In a brand new assertion, The Academy shared that they’ve begun “disciplinary proceedings” in opposition to Will, who finally took residence the Greatest Actor Oscar for King Richard.

Within the letter, additionally they revealed that they did ask Will to go away the ceremony, however he refused.

Learn the complete letter beneath:

“The Board of Governors immediately initiated disciplinary proceedings in opposition to Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Requirements of Conduct, together with inappropriate bodily contact, abusive or threatening conduct, and compromising the integrity of the Academy.

“In line with the Academy’s Requirements of Conduct, in addition to California legislation, Mr. Smith is being offered not less than 15 days’ discover of a vote relating to his violations and sanctions, and the chance to be heard beforehand by the use of a written response. On the subsequent board assembly on April 18, the Academy could take any disciplinary motion, which can embrace suspension, expulsion, or different sanctions permitted by the Bylaws and Requirements of Conduct.

“Mr. Smith’s actions on the 94th Oscars have been a deeply surprising, traumatic occasion to witness in-person and on tv. Mr. Rock, we apologize to you for what you skilled on our stage and thanks to your resilience in that second. We additionally apologize to our nominees, friends and viewers for what transpired throughout what ought to have been a celebratory occasion.

“Issues unfolded in a manner we couldn’t have anticipated. Whereas we wish to make clear that Mr. Smith was requested to go away the ceremony and refused, we additionally acknowledge we might have dealt with the scenario otherwise.”


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