Will Smith should better start calling his lawyers because it seems Chris Rock — the comedian he slapped at the Oscars to please his wife Jada Pinkett has reportedly hired a top NYC law firm probably to sue him for that hefty and embarrassing slap.
MTO News claims that Chris Rock is now a new client of a law firm that “has handled some of the biggest lawsuits in history – including matters involving, Google, The NFL, and Microsoft.”
This move could signal that Chris is exploring a potential lawsuit against Will Smith, the Academy Awards, or both.
The law firm insider told MTO News, “Chris was in the office meeting with partners from the litigation team.”
While the insider couldn’t say for certain what Chris discussed with the lawyers, the insider thinks it was a big deal.
The tipster added, “Whatever they were saying, it was big – given the number of lawyers at the meeting.”
It’s getting interesting in this whole Will Smith-Chris Rock slap brouhaha.
A new poll states most people feel that Smith was in the wrong.
The Yahoo News/YouGov poll, which gathered data from March 31 to April 4, shows that 47% of those surveyed view Smith unfavorably. That’s up from 37% in a similar poll conducted solely on March 28, the day after the Oscars.
A majority of people questioned in the new study (67%) believe Smith’s actions were wrong; 16% said he was right and 17% responded they were not sure.
The poll surveyed 1,618 adults, with 63% identifying as white, 12% as Black and 16% as Latinx. While the majority of respondents, which comprised 51% women, thinks Smith should keep the Best Actor Oscar he won for playing the father of Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard, 28% believe his statuette should be taken away, and 22% were unsure.
While some initially theorized the Academy could strip Smith of his Oscar, that course of action seems unlikely. Whoopi Goldberg, an Oscar winner and member of the Academy’s Board of Governors, stated last week that Smith should keep his trophy.
I don’t think Rock will sue him, but you never know.
Flip to the next pages for all the times Jada has made Will look like a fool.