Will Packer says that Will Smith was prepared to be arrested by the LAPD for the slap heard throughout the world.
Packer said that they were saying, “This is battery,” in Good Morning America.
“[The officers]He said, “We will go after him, we are ready to get him right away.” You can press charges and arrest him.
WAS THE SLAAP FAKE??
Chris Rock did not press charges.
The Academy claims that they asked Will Smith to quit, but he refused.
“Things unfolded as we could not have envisioned,” the Academy told The Associated Press. “While we are happy to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked not to leave the ceremony, but we also recognize that we could have handled this differently.”
Packer also explained the reason he joked about social media’s slap.
“Black people have a defiant spirit of laughter when it comes to dealing with pain because there has been so much of it. I don’t feel the need to elucidate that for you,” Packer remarked. “But I also don’t mind being transparent and say that this was a very painful moment for me. On many levels.”