After the incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock during the broadcast of the Oscar award ceremony, Rock will not press charges with the police. As he reported dead lineRock declined to press charges against Will Smith after Smith came onstage to slap him. If the comedian had decided (or decided in the next six months) to officially press charges, Smith could receive up to six months behind bars and a $100,000 fine.
In a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities stated that “investigative entities of the Los Angeles Police Department are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Award show. The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved refused to make an official complaint. If that person decides to file a report at a future date, the police department will be able to conduct an investigation.”
During last night’s Oscar ceremony, Will Smith took the stage and slapped Chris Rock after he made a rude joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
Shortly after the tense moment, Will Smith took the stage to receive his first Oscar for Best Actor, for his work in the filmKing Richard.His speech began with a phrase that alluded both to his characters, the father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, and to what happened with Chris Rock.
“Richard Williams was a staunch supporter of his family,” the actor said.
The entry Oscar 2022: Chris Rock will not press charges against Will Smith was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.