Actor Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday. This was five days after he assaulted Oscar’s host Chris Rock on the stage during the live awards show.
As Cassandra Fairbanks reported earlier — Will Smith rushed the Oscar stage and smacked comedian Chris Rock in the face for making a joke about his wife’s hair.
Smith then went back and sat down and screamed profanities at Rock on the stage.
Here’s the video again.
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This was an assault caught on national TV. It was also another classy night out by the lecturing Hollywood crowd.
Chris Rock refused to press assault charges against Smith following the violent altercation.
Will Smith’s wife was caught on video laughing after her husband violently assaulted the host. Nice family.
ABC News reported:
Will Smith on Friday resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, almost a week after slapping comedian Chris Rock at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.
Smith, who won the best actor award for “King Richard,” after the stunning on-stage assault, had faced disciplinary action and possible expulsion by the academy.
In announcing his resignation, Smith wrote Friday in a statement that he had “betrayed” the academy.
“I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate,” the said.
His resignation was reported earlier Friday by Variety.