Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over Chris Rock slap

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Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over Chris Rock slap

US actor Will Smith has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after slapping Chris Rock.

In this file photo taken on March 27, 2022 US actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

The Academy is expected to hand down its disciplinary decision in a few weeks.

“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” his statement said.

Will Smith’s resignation has been accepted by the Academy. In a statement, Academy president David Rubin says;

“We have received and accepted Mr. Will Smith’s immediate resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.”

“We will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, in advance of our next scheduled board meeting on April 18.”

Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over Chris Rock slap
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