Will Smith resigns from the Academy after punching Chris Rock at the Oscars

Will Smith resigns from the Academy after punching Chris Rock at the Oscars
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Will-Smith  resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences days after slapping  Chris Rock  on live television during the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27.

I have responded directly to the Academy's disciplinary hearing notice and deliberately accepted all the results of my conduct. My steps during the exposition of the 94th Academy Awards were surprising, painful, and unforgivable. The list of people I've hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dearest friends and loved ones, all in attendance, and a global audience returning home. In addition, I have crossed the trust of the Academy, "Smith, 53, said in a message to Variety on Friday, April 1.

Soon after the awards presentation ended, a source told US Weekly that Rock initially practiced his speech without mentioning Jada. "Will was not present during the rehearsal," the insider noted.

Us also ensure that Grown Ups Star has no strategies to suppress the charges following the public outcry. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that LAPD investigators were aware of the incident during the Oscars. 

One person slapped the other in the incident. The person involved refused to lodge a complaint with the police. However, if the party wants a police report later, the LAPD will be available to complete the investigation report.

The South Carolina resident, who has worked on separate projects with Will and Jada, has previously made headlines for his comments about the couple. At the 2016 Oscars, Rock asked Jada's finding to boycott the awards show.

Jada got mad and said she would not come. Jada boycotted the Oscars. It's like I'm boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited during the inaugural monologue, "said the Saturday Night Live alum." You're going wild. It is unfair that Will is excellent and has not been nominated. Will would also be unfair to receive $ 20 million for the Wild Wild West. Things will be a little different at this year's Oscars.

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