Oscars 2022: Chris Rock will not file a complaint against Will Smith

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“LAPD Investigative Services is aware of an incident between two people during the Oscars program…”

No, the incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock was not part of some improbably vast skit or tasteless stage performance. Just look at the comedian’s face in the seconds following the slap, when he realizes that the former Prince of Bel Air wasn’t kidding at all.

Groggy, looking haggard, trying to put on a good face in the face of such humiliation, Chris Rock continued as if nothing had happened. Then walked off stage. So was a complaint filed at the nearest police station for this characterized aggression? Well no ! The Los Angeles Police Department confirms to Variety than Chris Rock at “refused to file a complaint“.

The full statement from the authorities states that “LAPD Investigative Services is aware of an incident between two people during the Oscars program. The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved refused to file a complaint with the police. If the party involved wishes to file a complaint at a later date, the LAPD will be available to file a report and initiate an investigation.”

A few minutes after his crazy gesture, Will Smith apologized to the Academy and all of its “nominated colleagues.” But not at Chris Rock.

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