This year’s Oscar producer Will Packer said in an interview with ABC News Good morning America That Los Angeles Police Department came to his office Sunday evening and is now talking to Chris Rock about filing a complaint against Will Smith following the infamous slapping incident.
“They said, ‘It’s a battery.’ They used that word at that moment, “said Packer GMAIts TJ Homes. “They said, ‘We’re going to take him. We are ready. We’re going to pick him up right now. You can charge. We can arrest him. They were laying alternatives. And while they were talking, Chris was, he dismissed those options very much. He said, ‘No, I’m fine. She wasn’t, no, no. And even to the point where I said, ‘Rock, let them finish. LAPD officers ended up determining what his options were. And they said, ‘Do you want us to take action? And he said no. “
The LAPD issued a statement Sunday evening indicating that Rock did not intend to press charges, but Packer’s remarks were the first to reveal that officers actually spoke to the comedian in person.
World news tonight A clip from Packer’s interview has been aired, which will be aired GMA Friday morning.
According to ABC News, Packer further stated that he did not speak to Smith at all on the night of the Oscars.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has initiated disciplinary action against Smith for the slapping incident.