The hollywood academy received and accepted the “immediate resignation” of the actor Will Smith after the controversial slap in the face of comedian Chris Rock, the president of the institution, David Rubin, reported this Friday in a manifesto collected by Efe just an hour after the actor’s statement.
“We will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for the violation of the Academy’s codes of conduct in the face of board of directors scheduled for April 18”, Rubin concluded in his response.
And it will be this day when the organization of the Oscar agree on a final resolution about the controversial hit that Smith dealt Rock, after a joke about the alopecia of the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, in the 94th edition of the Oscars held last Sunday.
This Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences He had already urged Smith to make a written statement about his conduct at the world’s most important film awards ceremony.
A request that the interpreter agreed to today with his decision to leave the Academy due to his “shocking, painful and inexcusable” performance.
The actor had 15 days to send that statement before the institution “takes any disciplinary action” on April 18, which could be the “suspension, expulsion or any other sanction allowed in the statutes”.
Smith also ruled on this possibility in his resignation letter as a member of the Hollywood Academy, stating that he is subject to “further consequences”.