Was Will Smith Asked To Leave Oscars After Beating Chris Rock?

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 that Will Smith “asked to go‘ the Oscars after beating Chris Rock, but he refused to do so.

However, sources close to the situation have presented a different side of the story, leading many to wonder if Will was really asked to leave the ceremony.

The King Richard The actor was criticized for punching comedian Chris Rock after he joked about Jada Pinkett’s shaved look.

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Has Will Smith been asked to leave the Oscars?

Some sources present at the event have claimed that Will Smith has not been officially asked to leave the Oscars

Amid the chaos, the Academy and the show’s producers sent “mixed messages” about whether the actor should leave the event diversity.

Academy members expressed that they wanted Smith removed, but the request was not “formal or explicit.”

Another source claimed Will was asked to leave through a phone call from Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson, both of whom didn’t want the actor to be present after the incident.

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Sources share different sides of the story

Meanwhile, some other sources within Dolby have claimed that the show’s producer, Will Packer, was the main reason for Will staying at the ceremony.

In the 30 minutes after his actions, the producer “cut into the orchestra and conferred with Smith,” according to two witnesses.

One of them claimed Packer “officially” wanted the actor to stay for the rest of the show. However, a source close to the manufacturer is said to have denied the claim.

HITC has reached out to Will Packer for comment. But at the time of publishing this article, an answer has yet to be received.

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Has the actor been charged for his actions?

Since the Oscar fiasco, several unproven claims and reports have been circulating on social media.

Some of them falsely claim that Will was arrested and charged with hitting Chris Rock.

But these are not true and no legal action has been taken against the actor as of April 1, 2022.

Also, Chris personally refused to file a police report against Will.

Will apologized for his behavior in a lengthy note on Instagram.

Just yesterday, March 31, 2022, Chris broke his silence addressing the slap during his recent stand-up show in Boston.

In other news, Boris Johnson’s mysterious nose bump after rowdy PMQs is also facing questions

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Brian Ashcraft

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