The Film Academy is appalled by Will Smith’s behavior and announces a lawsuit against the actor.
The investigation into Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars is expected to last several weeks. The Film Academy announced this in a letter to the Academy’s members, which was published by several American trade magazines.
The letter said the 94th Academy Awards should be “a celebration of the many people in our community who have done an amazing job over the past year.” “We are appalled and angry that these moments were overshadowed by the contestant’s unacceptable and harmful behavior on stage.”
“As set out in our charter, the Academy’s Board of Directors will now make a decision on the appropriate course of action for Mr. Smith,” Variety quoted the letter as saying.
“As required by California law governing members of nonprofit organizations such as the Academy and as described in our Code of Conduct, this must be done through a formal process that will take a few weeks.”
Jada Pinkett Smith: “Time to heal”
The organizers of the Oscars had already announced on Monday that they might take action after the incident.
Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at a Sunday night show after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. It was about her shaved head, the actress suffers from pathological hair loss.
A little later, Smith accepted the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “King Richard”. On Monday he apologized via Instagram.
Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken publicly. The 50-year-old shared a photo on Instagram with the caption “It’s healing time and I’m ready for it.” No further explanation was given.
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