FILE PHOTO: Will Smith (R) hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

March 28, 2022

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the Oscars, said in a statement on Monday that it condemned Will Smith’s slap of presenter Chris Rock at Sunday night’s ceremony and had started a formal review of the incident.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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