Will Smith be punished by the Academy or even deprived of his Oscar?

Will Smith banged Chris Rock ahead of his Best Actor Oscar!
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The actor risks being excluded from the American professional organization and may no longer be eligible for a statuette in the future.

Will his bloodshed cost him dearly? After the worldwide buzz of his slap in the face Chris Rock, Will Smith is in the process of realizing that such a gesture will inevitably have consequences. Thus, after his apologies on stage, when receiving his Oscar for Best Actor, he publicly apologized to Chris Rock yesterday evening.

It must be said that the Academy of Oscars has officially announced that it is examining the situation, to take action. In an official press release, she “condemns the actions of Mr. Smith on last night’s show. We have officially launched a formal review into the incident and will explore further actions and consequences in accordance with our bylaws, standards of conduct and the law. Californian.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Smith probably at risk of being suspended from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It would therefore not be a question of a definitive exclusion, but rather of a temporary suspension, which would deprive him of any possible appointment, until further notice. It would also possibly be a question of withdrawing his Oscar for Best Actor, won on Sunday evening for his role in The Williams Method. A sanction considered as “least likely” and which has little chance of actually being applied.

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Chris Rock decided not to file a complaint with the police, but if he changed his mind, Will Smith could be indicted for common assault (assault), a misdemeanor in the state of California, punishable by six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.

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