Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years after slapping Chris Rock

Academy bars actor from all its events, condemning ‘unacceptable and harmful behavior on stage’The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences board of governors has banned Will Smith from all its events, including the Oscars, for 10 years after the best actor winner slapped the presenter Chris Rock on stage at the Academy Awards ceremony.Smith has publicly apologized and resigned from the academy.
The Academy’s decision on Friday comes after its president, David Rubin, expedited a board meeting scheduled for 18 April in light of Smith’s voluntary resignation.
In his letter to board members, Rubin said that Ampas rules stipulated a 15-day notice to consider suspending a membership, but after Smith’s resignation that no longer applied.
Source: the guardian

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