Will Smith’s Oscars slap has been a ‘nightmare’ for his family: report

Will Smith's Oscars slap has been a 'nightmare' for his family: report

The aftermath of Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscars has reportedly been a « nightmare » for his family.

A source told Us Weekly that « it’s been a nightmare for everyone. »

« Will knows the road to redemption is going to be a long and painful one, and there’s a part of him that’s grown to accept he’ll never be able to fully repair the damage that was caused, » the outlet reported.

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The Smith family at the 2022 Oscars. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

The Smith family has yet to comment on the scandal, other than Will Smith’s son Jaden sending out a tweet the night of the Oscars.

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Shortly after the broadcast ended, Jaden took to Twitter.

« And That’s How We Do It » he tweetedshowing support for his father following the altercation and Smith winning best actor.

A source told the outlet that the family is not commenting on the situation « to avoid attracting more attention ».

« They know the best course of action is to stay tight-lipped, » the outlet reported. « The only healer is time. »

Reps for Will and Jada Smith did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The Academy Board of Governors rescheduled a meeting to discuss Smith’s slap of Rock from April 18 to this Friday.

The move comes after Smith’s decision to resign from the academy.

In a letter obtained by Fox News Digital, academy President David Rubin called for a board meeting Friday, April 8, at 9 am PT.

The meeting’s purpose is to « address possible sanctions for Will Smith in response to his actions during the Oscars broadcast on March 27, » the letter begins.

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« Following Mr. Smith’s resignation of his academy membership on Friday, April 1, suspension or expulsion are no longer a possibility, and the legally prescribed timetable no longer applies. It is in the best interest of all involved for this to be handled in a timely fashion, » the letter signed by Rubin states.

The meeting will take place over Zoom.

Smith announced his resignation in a statement last Friday, stating that he has « betrayed the trust of the academy » in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.

« I have directly responded to the academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct, » Smith said. « My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance and global audiences at home . I betrayed the trust of the academy. »

Smith slapped Rock after Rock cracked a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, making a reference to « GI Jane. » Pinkett Smith has struggled with alopecia.

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« Jada, ‘GI Jane 2,’ I can’t wait to see it, » Rock said while on stage at the Oscars. Pinkett Smith was in attendance at the event.

When Smith received his award for best actor for his role in « King Richard, » he apologized.

« I want to apologize to the academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees, » Smith said. « This is a beautiful moment. »

Smith apologized once again in an Instagram post the following day, tagging Chris Rock.

Rock has been performing stand-up since the Oscars incident. In his first return to the stage after the incident last week he told a Boston crowd he’s « still kind of processing what happened. »

« At some point I’ll talk about that s—, and it will be serious, and it will be funny, » Rock said.

Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.


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