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Will Smith resigns from Academy over Chris Rock slap at Oscars

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Will Smith resigned Friday from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock. Film academy president David Rubin said Smith's resignation was accepted. Smith strode from his front-row Dolby Theatre seat on to the stage and smacked Rock, who had made a joke at the expense of Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States

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Times of India

Will Smith resigns from film academy over Chris Rock slap

Will Smith resigned Friday from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept any further punishme

4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over slap

The actor, who slapped comic Chris Rock, called his own actions "shocking, painful, and inexcusable".

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Will Smith Resigns From the Academy Over Chris Rock Slap: Will Fully Accept All Consequences

Will Smith's resignation came two days after the Academy met to initiate disciplinary proceedings against him for violations of the groups' standards of conduct.

4 months ago·India
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Reuters

Will Smith resigns from film academy, says he's 'heartbroken'

Actor Will Smith has resigned from Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, saying on Friday that his slapping of presenter Chris Rock on stage at this year's Oscars ceremony was "shocking, painful and inexcusable."

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Will Smith resigns from Academy, saying he betrayed its trust

Actor will accept ‘any further consequences’ the body’s board considers appropriate after Oscars slap

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

Will Smith resigns from film academy over Chris Rock slap at Oscars | CBC News

Will Smith resigned Friday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept any further punishment the organization imposed.

4 months ago·Canada
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