Academy Investigates: Will Smith faces possible sanction.

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Will smith

Will Smith faces possible sanction

Will Smith now faces possible sanction after punching Chris Rock at the award ceremony on Sunday. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his part in King Richard.

The Academy will convene later this week to decide whether or not to take any action against the Oscar winner as a result of the event.

Well, based on how things went out, the slap that sparked global outrage and dominated the 94th Academy Awards is far from being forgotten.

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You may recall that Will Smith punched Chris Rock at the ceremony when the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Pinkett Smith’s alopecia, an auto-immune illness that causes hair loss, seems to be the subject of the joke.

However, after facing a barrage of criticism, Smith apologised to Chris Rock for the assault.

“I would like to publicly apologise to you, Chris,” Smith stated in a statement posted early Tuesday morning. I was both out of line and incorrect. I’m embarrassed, and my actions do not reflect the guy I aspire to be. Violence has no place in a world of love and peace.

Will Smith's Apology
Will Smith’s Apology

“I’d also like to express my regret to the Academy, the show’s producers, all of the attendees, and everyone watching around the world.” I’d like to express my regret to the Williams and King Richard families. I am very sorry that my actions have marred what has otherwise been a wonderful adventure for all of us. “I’m still working on myself.”

Meanwhile, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which sponsors the Oscars, announced that a formal investigation into the incident has begun, and fans are wondering if Smith’s Oscar will be taken away.

The Academy also published a statement criticising Smith’s behaviour and stating that an investigation will be launched to determine what action should be taken and what repercussions should be imposed. The board of governors of the Academy will meet on Wednesday to consider the matter.

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Uninvited physical contact is prohibited by the Academy, and disciplinary action may include “suspension of membership or expulsion from membership,” according to the bylaws.

“We’re not going to take that Oscar away from him,” Whoopi Goldberg, an actor and member of the Academy’s board of governors, said on Monday in an interview with journalists. I’m sure there will be consequences, but I don’t believe they’ll go to that extent.”

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