Chris Rock hasn’t pressed charges against Will Smith after Oscars slap


The comedian looked stunned by the incident (Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Chris Rock hasn’t filed a police report after Will Smith slapped him on stage at the Academy Awards.

The 57-year-old comedian was getting ready to present the Oscar for best documentary as he mocked members of the audience, including a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith – who suffers from hair-loss disease alopecia – when he referred to her as ‘G.I Jane’.

Although the King Richard actor appeared to laugh off the joke at first, he then got on stage and slapped Chris before shouting: ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth.’

Now, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has confirmed no police report has yet been filed following the altercation.

‘LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards programme,’ an LAPD spokesperson told the PA news agency.

‘The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report.

‘If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.’

Meanwhile, the Academy itself has tweeted a statement noting that they don’t ‘condone violence of any form’.

TOPSHOT - US actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Rock hasn’t pressed charges after the incident (Picture: Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images)

The post read: ‘The Academy does not condone violence of any form. Tonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world.’

visibly emotional Will would go on to be named the winner of the coveted best actor award minutes later.

‘I want to apologise to the Academy, I want to apologise to my fellow nominees,’ he said. ‘This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award. It’s about being able to shine a light on all the people…’

‘Art imitates life, I look like the crazy father just like they said about Richard Williams,’ he laughed. ‘But love will make you do crazy things.’

Following the jaw-dropping moment, Bradley Cooper was seen comforting the star.

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