In this video, Attorney Ben Schwartz answers the question, Did Will Smith actually slap Chris Rock at the Oscars. Was it an assault? Was it offensive touching? Or was it an assault on your intelligence and just offensive? Watch from an attorney’s perspective and then like and comment with your opinion!
I am attorney Ben Schwartz,
Today we are going to do a quick video, several people have asked me over the last day or two, “From a lawyer’s perspective, what do you think about that Will Smith Oscar Slap?”
I did not know what they were asking me at first because I don’t watch the Oscars. I don’t really care about the Oscars. I always thought it was a bunch of BS to begin with, and I still think it’s a bunch of BS right now. I think that was a fake slap and let me tell you why.
If the police saw that, it’s on video, on tv, it’s recorded and if the police saw it the police have an affirmative duty to go out and make an arrest. I saw some news stories talking about, Chris Rock declining to file a police report. What does that have to do with anything? That is not how a criminal case gets started. You don’t have a victim on video who has you know you’re not relying on the victim to file a police report in order to go out and make an arrest.
The police are sworn to uphold the law, the police have an affirmative duty to go out and make an arrest. The only reason that they would not make an arrest is because it was fake! It didn’t actually happen. There actually was no contact and it was staged, or the victim went to the police and said, ‘I consented to it. I knew it was going to happen ahead of time. It was staged, don’t arrest the aggressor.
Otherwise, it is assault, or it is offensive touching. It is the type of thing you get arrested for. I think it’s absolute BS. It is just as fake as some Jimmy Snickerfly off-the-top ropes BS trying to get you, the consumer, trying to get you, the viewer, to pay attention. It’s just more of this look at me, look at me BS. You know, give me your eyeballs, pay attention so we can sell some advertising and make some money. I think you should take that kind of stuff with a grain of salt. I think it’s garbage! Stop watching that type of TV. It’s not helping you at all to reach your goals in your life.
Folks I’m attorney Ben Schwartz, if you have a question for me, and you want a lawyer’s perspective on something send me an email.