Academy to decide THIS WEEK how Will Smith will be punished for slapping Chris Rock

the Oscar board will meet this Friday to discuss how to discipline Will Smith for slapping chris rock at this year’s ceremony, days after the actor resigned from the Academy and said he would “accept any other consequences.”

David Rubin, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told the board Wednesday that he is moving a meeting originally scheduled for April 18 to this Friday at 9 a.m. PST.

‘Following Mr Smith’s resignation of his membership in the Academy on Friday April 1, suspension or expulsion is no longer a possibility, and the legally prescribed timetable no longer applies.

“It is in the best interest of all involved that this is handled in a timely manner,” he wrote in a letter.

The board has some punishments it could dole out. They could make Smith ineligible for future awards or prevent him from attending future ceremonies temporarily or permanently.

They could also strip Smith, 53, of the Academy Award for best actor he won less than an hour after the onstage assault, though the last time the board rescinded an award was more than 50 years ago.

The board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is meeting Friday to discuss how to punish Will Smith for his onstage assault on Chris Rock at this year's Oscars.  Above, Smith dances at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles on March 27.

The board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is meeting Friday to discuss how to punish Will Smith for his onstage assault on Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars. Above, Smith dances at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles on March 27.

Academy President David Rubin moved up a meeting originally scheduled for April 18 to this Friday, citing Smith's recent resignation from the Academy.  Above, Rubin at the 2022 Governors Awards

Academy President David Rubin moved up a meeting originally scheduled for April 18 to this Friday, citing Smith’s recent resignation from the Academy. Above, Rubin at the 2022 Governors Awards

Infamous: Rock was slapped by Smith after making a joke about his wife Jada's bald head while presenting Best Documentary at the Oscars last Sunday.

Infamous: Rock was slapped by Smith after making a joke about his wife Jada’s bald head while presenting Best Documentary at the Oscars last Sunday.

Rubin, the Academy president, said the meeting was originally scheduled for April 18 to give Smith enough notice, which is no longer necessary, according to Varietywho first published Rubin’s letter.

The virtual meeting will be held via Zoom.

The Academy has only rescinded one Oscar. In 1969, he discovered that the documentary Young Americans, which won best documentary that year, had actually been released in 1967.

Smith resigned from the Academy on Friday, calling his actions during the ceremony “shocking, painful and inexcusable” and adding that he would accept whatever punishment the board hands down.

“The list of people I’ve hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone in attendance and global audiences at home,” Smith said.

I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of the opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I’m heartbroken.’

Although the board could technically take back his statuette, awarded for his portrayal of tennis coach Richard Williams in King Richard, there is little precedent for such a drastic move.

Speaking on The View the day after the March 27 ceremony, actress Whoopi Goldberg, who is acting governor of the Academy’s Screen Actors Branch, defended Will’s actions, saying “sometimes you misbehave.”

Smith slapped Rock, 57, in front of the world on live television after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair loss caused by alopecia.

Pinkett-Smith supported her husband after he defended her by going on stage to punch Rock

Pinkett-Smith supported her husband after he defended her by going on stage to punch Rock

Whoopi said on Monday’s show: ‘I think a lot of things probably piled up.

‘I think he overreacted… I think he had one of those moments where he was like [God damn] that, just stop. I get it, not everyone acts the way we’d like them to act under pressure. And she snapped…

‘Sometimes you get to a point where you misbehave. I myself have behaved badly on occasion.

Whoopi co-host Sunny Hostin said she was “surprised [Will] he wasn’t escorted out’, and questioned whether there was a chance Smith’s Oscar would be taken away.

Whoopi responded: ‘We’re not going to take that Oscar away from him.’

There will be consequences, I’m sure, but I don’t think that’s what they’re going to do, particularly since Chris said, “Listen, I’m not going to press any charges.”

Apology: Will has since apologized in an Instagram post, stating that he was

Post: Will later apologized to the show's organizers and producers.

Apology: Will has since apologized in an Instagram post, stating he was “embarrassed” by his actions, shocking ceremony attendees, producers and viewers

speaking to us weeklyan unnamed source said Pinkett-Smith wishes her husband had never slapped Rock.

“It was in the heat of the moment and he was the one who overreacted,” the source said. He knows it, she knows it. They agree that he overreacted.

They also alleged that Pinkett Smith is “not a wallflower”, nor “one of those women who needs protection”.

“He didn’t need to do what he did,” they added.

Rock, on the other hand, has barely addressed the subject of assault in his stand-up performances.

Appearing on a surprise set at New York’s Comedy Cellar on Tuesday night, Rock said, “Lower your expectations, I’m not going to tackle that shit,” a source said. page six.

Earlier that day, he was seen walking around town alone. The 57-year-old comedian walked around with his hands in his bomber jacket Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, his younger brother Kenny, 42, told the Los Angeles Times that he has trouble repeatedly watching the now-infamous moment involving his brother at last week’s Oscars. He said that Smith should be stripped of the Best Actor trophy.

Hard times: Chris Rock was seen on Tuesday looking somber at a solo outing in New York City after his brother criticized Will Smith and said the Academy should strip him of his Oscar

Hard times: Chris Rock was seen on Tuesday looking somber at a solo outing in New York City after his brother criticized Will Smith and said the Academy should strip him of his Oscar

'Eats me up': Meanwhile, his younger brother Kenny, 42, told the Los Angeles Times he has repeatedly struggled to watch the now-infamous moment involving his brother at last week's Oscars ceremony

‘Eats me up’: Meanwhile, his younger brother Kenny, 42, told the Los Angeles Times he has repeatedly struggled to watch the now-infamous moment involving his brother at last week’s Oscars ceremony

Bond: Chris is seen with his brother Kenny in an Instagram post

Bond: Chris is seen with his brother Kenny in an Instagram post

He said: “It eats me up to watch it over and over again because you’ve seen a loved one being attacked and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

“Every time I watch the videos, it’s like a performance that keeps going over and over in my head.”

Kenny went on to express his disgust at the A-list actor’s actions.

He said: ‘My brother was no threat to him and you just had no respect for him at the time.

“You just put it down in front of millions of people who watch the show.”

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