Chris Rock won’t file a police report after Will Smith’s slap

Big misunderstanding? Chris Rock do not file a police report after Will Smith slapped him at the 2022 Oscars.

The Los Angeles Police Department addressed the on-stage altercation in a statement to We Weekly after the prize giving ceremony on Sunday 27 March. “LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two people during the Oscars program,” the statement said. “The incident involved an individual slapping another. The individual involved declined to file a complaint with the police. If the party involved wants a police report at a later date, the LAPD will be available to file a police report. ‘investigation.

Rock, 57, appeared at the 94th Annual Academy Awards to present the trophy for Best Documentary. Before announcing the winner quest lovethe Saturday Night Live alum made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith to be thrown into GI Jane 2, apparently referring to his shaved head. (The Red table discussion host, 50, was candid about her experience with hair loss and alopecia over the years.)

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the Girls trip The star rolled her eyes at Rock’s crack, but her husband, 53, had a harsher reaction. “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth”, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum yelled from his seat after taking the stage and slapping Rock in the face.

Smith was consoled by Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry and more stars after the heated exchange as viewers and attendees wondered if the moment was scripted. A source informed later We this Rock joke on the Gotham the actress was not initially included during rehearsals.

the King Richard the star won Best Actor for his portrayal of Serena Williams and Venus Williams‘ dad. During her moving speech, Smith struggled to hold back tears.

“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family,” began the first Oscar winner accepting his trophy. “In this time of my life, right now, I am overwhelmed with what God is calling me to do and be in this world. In making this film, I had to protect Aunjanue Ellis, who was one of strongest and most delicate people I have ever met. I have to protect Saniyya [Sidney] and half [Singleton], the two actresses who played Venus and Serena. I am called in my life to love people, to protect them and to be a river for my people.

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As he concluded through tears, Smith teased that he had transformed into the “crazy dad” he played in the critically acclaimed biopic. “Art imitates life”, he said. “I look like the mad dad, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things. … Thank you, I hope the Academy will invite me again.

We confirms that Smith did not speak to reporters in the press room after his big win. the Gemini Man However, the star celebrated at Vanity Fair’s annual afterparty. In footage shared via Twitter, the Philadelphia native was seen dancing to “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and other ’90s hits with his Oscar in hand.

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Neither Smith nor Rock has released official statements regarding the incident, but many celebrities have weighed in on what happened inside the Dolby Theater. “And that’s how we do it” Jaden Smith tweeted Sunday after his father’s victory. “My father’s speech made me cry.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences delivered the slap at the end of the ceremony, noting on its official Twitter account: “The Academy does not condone any form of violence. Tonight, we are thrilled to celebrate our 94th Oscar winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and moviegoers around the world. »

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