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Will Smith's resignation accepted by film academy after Chris Rock slap

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LOS ANGELES - Will Smith has resigned from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock Sunday.

A spokesperson for Smith issued a statement to FOX News Digital Friday afternoon."I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct.

My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable," Smith said in the statement.THE OSCARS® – The 94th Oscars® aired live Sunday March 27, from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood at 8 p.m.

EDT/5 p.m. PDT on ABC in more than 200 territories worldwide. ((ABC)) Smith's resignation comes less than a week after the incident and just two days after the academy met to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Smith for violations against the group’s standards of conduct."The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home.

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