LAPD Reveals If Chris Rock Will Press Charges Against Will Smith


94th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage

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Chris Rock will not be pressing charges against Will Smith following their onstage altercation at this year's Oscars, the Los Angeles Police Department has said.

The LAPD confirmed on Monday that Rock declined to file a police report.

"LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program," the department told CNN in a statement. "The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report."

After the incident Will won the Academy Award for Best Actor and gave an emotional acceptance speech after his personal historic win in which he acknowledged Richard Williams as being "a fierce protector of his family" and revealed legendary actor Denzel Washington pulled him to the side and advised him, "At your highest moment, be careful that's when the devil comes for you." Will offered an apology for the incident during the speech as well.

Last night Smith just won his first Oscar award in his legendary decades-long career in TV, music and film.


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