Will Smith, who stormed the stage at the 2022 Oscars to slap Chris Rock shortly before winning the year’s best-actor prize, 

has been banned from attending the Oscars and all other Academy events for 10 years, the Academy’s Board of Governors decided Friday.

“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” Smith said in a statement following the announcement.

The decision comes following a meeting that had initially been scheduled for April 18, before Academy president David Rubin rescheduled it earlier this week. 

After Smith resigned from the Academy last Friday, as Rubin wrote in his letter to board members,

“suspension or expulsion are no longer a possibility, and the legally prescribed timetable no longer applies. 

It is in the best interest of all involved for this to be handled in a timely fashion.”

 “Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith's actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation. 

The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, 

in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.”