Will Smith officially resigns from Oscars Academy.

US actor Will Smith has resigned from the Oscars Acad­e­my after slap­ping come­di­an Chris Rock on stage dur­ing last Sun­day’s ceremony.

“My actions at the 94th Acad­e­my Awards pre­sen­ta­tion were shock­ing, painful, and inexcusable,“his state­ment said.

The Acad­e­my said it accept­ed the res­ig­na­tion and would” con­tin­ue to move forward“with dis­ci­pli­nary proceedings.

Smith slight­ed Rock over a joke about his wom­an’s shaved head, a result of the hair- loss con­di­tion alopecia.

Less than an hour lat­ter­ly, he was award­ed the best actor award for his role in“King Richard”, where he played the father of ten­nis stars Venus and Ser­e­na Williams.

“The list of those I’ve hurt is long and includes Chris, his fam­i­ly, many of my dear mus­ke­teers and loved ones, all those in atten­dance, and glob­al audi­ences at home,“Smith said on Fri­day.
“I betrayed the trust of the Acad­e­my. I deprived oth­er nom­i­nees and win­ners of their oppor­tu­ni­ty to cel­e­brate and be cel­e­brat­ed for their extra­or­di­nary work. I’m heartbroken.”

The actor said he want­ed to” put the focus back on those who mer­it atten­tion for their achieve­ments”.
He con­clud­ed that” change takes time and I’m com­mit­ted to doing the work to insure that I nev­er again allow vio­lence to over­take reason”.

The Acad­e­my’s chair­man David Rubin said it had accept­ed Smith’s res­ig­na­tion, but would con­tin­ue its dis­ci­pli­nary pro­ceed­ings.
Rock addressed the occa­sion dur­ing a stage-up show in Boston on Wednes­day, say­ing he was” still kind of recy­cling what happed”.

The fun­ny­man, 57, who’s present­ly star­ring in his” Pride Death” stint of the US, was salut­ed with a stand­ing accla­ma­tion by fans.
Rock had ear­li­er decid­ed not to press felo­nious charges against Smith, reports say.

Smith’s woman, actress Jada Pin­kett-Smith, broke her silence in a brief Insta­gram post on Wednes­day, writing“This is a sea­son for heal­ing and I am here for it.”

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