The shocking Oscar exchange began when Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
WASHINGTON – Chris Rock refused to file a police report after being slapped by Will Smith on stage during the 94th Academy Awards, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The shocking exchange began when Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
Pinkett Smith revealed in 2018 that she was diagnosed with alopecia. He has often discussed the challenges of hair loss on Instagram and other social media platforms.
Smith entered the stage from his front row seat and rocked Rock with his palm open, generating a loud bang. Smith returned to his seat and shouted at Rock to leave Pinkett Smith alone. Rock replied that he was just making a “GI Jane” joke and Smith yelled at him a second time.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that it was aware of the incident and that Rock had refused to file a police report.
“The incident involved a slap from one person to another,” the statement said. “The person involved did not want to file a police report. If the party involved wants a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigation report.
After the show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement saying it “does not tolerate violence in any way.”
Smith declined to speak to the press after the show. Hours after the shocking incident, Smith visited the Vanity Fair’s Oscar party, waving his Oscar for best actor and rapping his own songs with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith by his side.
No charges are expected after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars
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