Chris Rock never asked if Will Smith should be removed from Oscars sources – Deadline



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EXCLUSIVE: As Will Packer told Good morning America This morning that Will Smith was not taken from the Oscars because Chris Rock did not want to, Deadline hears from reliable sources that this is not the case.

We’re told that Packer mixed this up from a conversation that happened after Smith punched him onstage, where Rock told Packer he didn’t want to press charges. If he had chosen to do so, the LAPD would have removed Smith and arrested him. If Packer had asked Rock to remove Smith from the building, he might have gotten a different answer. The question of where Smith should have stayed in place to receive his Best Actor Oscar and deliver a speech apologizing to everyone but Rock was never asked of the comedian. Packer brought his version of events to the Academy and no action was taken. The problem with all of this is that the responsibility has been placed at the feet of Rock for Smith who will not be removed from the Oscars, which is not the case, sources said. Packer never got that question to Rock.

Since Smith wasn’t removed at the time, this drama that marred the Oscar cast is still fueled by tweets and media interviews, settling in like the Kurosawa movie. rashomon, in terms of who said what in those tumultuous moments.

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