The Hollywood Academy has approved this Friday to veto Will Smith in all the events it organizes, including the Oscars, for the next ten years because of the slap that the actor gave Chris Rock during the last gala.
The Academy has made this decision after Smith presented his "immediate resignation" after the controversy, according to the president of the institution, David Rubin, in a manifesto collected by Efe just one hour after the actor's statement on Saturday, April 2 . "We will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceeding against Mr. Smith for violating the Academy's codes of conduct ahead of the April 18 board meeting," Rubin concluded in his response.
An early decision
The actor had 15 days to send that statement before the institution "took any disciplinary action" on April 18, which could be "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."
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