The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences met Friday and decided that Will Smith’s punishment for slapping Chris Rock is banishment for for the next ten years. Insider:
Smith will be barred from attending “any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.”
In the statement, the Academy said the punishment is “a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring trust in the Academy.”
News broke yesterday that Will Smith is checking into an up scale rehabilitation program to learn how to deal with stress.
Chris Rock has come out of all this smelling like a rose because he had the sense to just stay out of it.