Will Smith managed to walk on stage and assault fellow comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars – but he might not get away with it.
Minutes after the slap heard ‘round the world — and let’s be honest, everyone has either seen it or heard about it from someone — Los Angeles police released a statement saying Chris Rock did not want to press charges against Will Smith.
…Rock isn’t needed if the police are so inclined. It’s a TV trope that police can’t press charges without the victim’s consent. That’s not true at all. The police can choose to press charges — what often holds up the process is the fact it can be difficult to win a case without a victim.
Tweet of the Day:
Will Smith committed a violent crime, took no responsibility, and then blamed it on his feelings. Perfect encapsulation of our times.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 28, 2022
Quote of the Day:
I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likeable. – Will Smith