Academy Begins Disciplinary Proceedings Against Will Smith, Says He Refused to Leave Ceremony

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday began “disciplinary proceedings” against Will Smith for his behavior at the Oscars, and revealed that Smith was asked to leave the show but refused to do so after slapping Chris Rock onstage during the ceremony.

The actor’s actions were in violation of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, “including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behavior, and compromising the integrity of the Academy,” according to a statement released after a Board of Governors meeting. Smith could face suspension, expulsion or other sanctions if the board chooses to take action at the next scheduled meeting on April 18, the statement said.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday began “disciplinary proceedings” against Will Smith for his behavior at the Oscars, and revealed that Smith was asked to leave the show but refused to do so after slapping Chris Rock onstage during the ceremony.

The actor’s actions were in violation of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, “including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behavior, and compromising the integrity of the Academy,” according to a statement released after a Board of Governors meeting. Smith could face suspension, expulsion or other sanctions if the board chooses to take action at the next scheduled meeting on April 18, the statement said.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to THR that Rock declined to press charges.

The Hollywood Reporter

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