Chris Rock has refused to file a police case against Will Smith, the actor who smacked him on national television during the Oscars 2022 live programme.
After Will Smith slaps him at the Oscars in 2022, Chris Rock refuses to file a police report.
- The statement goes on to say about Rock: "The person who was engaged in the incident has declined to make a police report. The LAPD will be available to finish an investigation report if the affected party requests one at a later time."
- After comedian Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, on the Oscars 2022 stage, Smith smacked him.
The Los Angeles Police Department verified in a statement that comedian Chris Rock refused to file a police case against actor Will Smith for slapping him on national television during the Oscars 2022 live show.
According to the LAPD's statement, "An incident involving two persons occurred during the Academy Awards ceremony, according to LAPD investigators. One person slapped another during the altercation."
Meanwhile, the event has sparked widespread outrage on the internet. While some claim they've lost all respect for Will Smith as a result of the event, others think Chris Rock should never have made a joke about the former's wife's medical condition.
Will Smith punched comedian Chris Rock on the Oscars 2022 stage after the latter made a joke about the former's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, for the uninitiated. The comedian previously stated that he was excited to see her in a sequel to G.I. Jane. Jada, who has alopecia, an autoimmune illness that causes hair loss by attacking hair follicles, was noticeably angered by the joke.