Will Smith’s family members assume he wants remedy, break from performing: sources

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Will Smith’s members of the family and buddies try to be there for the actor within the wake of his slap of Chris Rock on the 94th Academy Awards.

Whereas the “King Richard” star has been the discuss of Hollywood and past for the reason that viral Oscars second went down on reside tv, he is receiving some assist from buddies, a report claims.

Regardless of their “embarrassment” over the scenario, buddies of Smith’s have been “privately texting him and trying to be there for him,” a supply revealed to Leisure Tonight.

The insider went on to say that Smith’s slap of Rock confirmed “there is a lot of anger in Will.”

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“His incident at the Oscars is just one that it came out,” the source continued.

The insider added that these near him assume “he needs to take a break from acting, go to therapy, and sort out his issues.”

Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive on the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 
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Smith resigned from the Academy of Movement Footage Arts and Sciences after a disciplinary course of started final week.

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A second supply stated that amid the chaos Smith has been supported by his household, who’s “working through it all.”

“They are a strong family unit, and they support Will 100%,” stated the insider.

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Over the weekend, Smith’s daughter Willow took to Twitter with a cryptic message.

“The meaning of life is found in a challenge,” tweeted the 21-year-old “Red Table Talk” co-host.

“Life is a series of reactions,” she wrote in a separate tweet.

Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
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In an announcement launched on Friday afternoon, the 53-year-old stated he’ll “fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful and inexcusable.”

Movie Academy president David Rubin stated Smith’s resignation was accepted.

“We will continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, in advance of our next scheduled board meeting on April 18,” he confirmed.

The resignation got here two days after the academy’s management board met to provoke disciplinary proceedings towards Smith for violations towards the group’s requirements of conduct. These disciplinary proceedings may have resulted in suspension or expulsion, had he not resigned. It was not instantly clear what extra punishment he may face.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Trey Smith attend the 2022 Vainness Honest Oscar Social gathering.
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If he had been expelled, Smith would have joined a small group of males faraway from the academy: Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, Invoice Cosby and the actor Carmine Caridi, who was kicked out for sharing awards screeners.

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On March 27, Smith strode from his front-row Dolby Theatre seat onto the stage and smacked Rock, 57, who had made a joke on the expense of Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith. Moments later, he went on to win the very best actor award for his position in “King Richard.”

Rock, who was about to current Oscar for finest documentary, declined to file fees when requested by police. He has solely briefly addressed the assault publicly, saying at one comedy live performance in Boston final week that he was nonetheless “kind of processing what happened.”

Will Smith yells at Chris Rock from his seat at the Oscar's after physically assaulting him on stage on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Will Smith yells at Chris Rock from his seat on the Oscar’s after bodily assaulting him on stage on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
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Smith shocked Rock, the theater crowd and viewers at residence when he took the stage after Rock joked: “Jada, I love you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.”

Pinkett Smith, 50, who has spoken publicly about her hair loss situation, alopecia, had a intently shaved head much like that of Demi Moore within the unique film.

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After Smith’s assault, he returned to his seat and angrily twice shouted at Rock to “get my wife’s name out your f—ing mouth.” When Smith took the stage once more lower than an hour later to simply accept his Oscar, he tearfully apologized to the Academy however notably omitted any point out of Rock.

The fallout was instant and intense. Smith had supporters for coming to his spouse’s protection, however he was broadly condemned for responding with violence and for marring each his long-sought Oscar victory and overshadowing the night time’s different winners.

Every day Publish’ Stephanie Nolasco and The Related Press contributed to this report.

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