April 18, 2022

April 18, 2022
Lawyers Explain The Complicated Legal Reason Chris Rock Might Be Hesitant To Sue Will Smith

There has already been a ton of fallout from that time Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars (remember that!?). Smith got to keep his Oscar, but was forced to resign from the Academy and was banned from attending any Academy Awards either in person or virtually for ten years, according to Deadline. Smith has also made several public apologies to fans, to the Oscars audience, and to Rock himself. But it might not be over. Could Smith also be facing legal repercussions?

Some people have been considering the possibility that Rock could sue Smith personally for the slap. If Rock is going to get litigious about this, we have to wonder: What’s taking so long? So we decided to take the question to experts: managing partner of the L.A.-based law firm, Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo, Rachel Fiset, as well as Christa Ramey of Ramey Law PC, a civil rights and trial attorney based out of Los Angeles. 

So, if Chris Rock did try to sue Will Smith for damages, what might those be? “Rock would need to prove damages he suffered as a result of the slap. This would include any damages to his career such as money lost in various revenue streams resulting from the event and, more likely, any emotional distress damages he has endured,” Rachel Fiset exclusively tells Nicki Swift. If anything, it looks like Smith’s career is the one that’s in the most trouble.

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