Will Smith created a wave of controversy when he slapped Chris Rock for a joke he made about Jada Pinkett Smith. Following the incident, Rock declined to press charges against the “King Richard” star. However, it appears there’s more to the story.
Page Six reports, Los Angeles Sheriffs were seen visiting the home of Will Smith on Tuesday. The move comes two days after the actor slapped Chris Rock on-stage during the 94th edition of the Academy Awards.
Officers were spotted driving into the gates of the Smiths Calabasas mansion in a marked patrol car at 2:40 p.m Tuesday. Splash News obtained photos of the police vehicle as it entered Will’s massive estate.
Deputy Lizette Salcon, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said that police arrived after someone reported a drone flying through the ritzy neighborhood. However, Salcon did not confirm if the Smiths called in the complaint, or another neighbor close by.
“We just sent that unit over there to try to locate the drone and see if there was a paparazzi or what was going on, but when the deputies got there, they weren’t able to locate the drone. It had already left the area.”
While Rock decided not to press charges against Smith, fans have wondered if the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star would face legal repercussions for slapping Rock. Steve Cooley, the Los Angeles County District Attorney from 2000 to 2012, told The Post, “The [Los Angeles] city attorney could bring charges based upon the evidence without necessarily relying upon the victim,”
Meanwhile, you can check out some snaps of the police vehicle at Smith’s residence below.
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