Actor Will Smith announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Pictures Friday, days after his Oscars altercation with comedian Chris Rock.

According to AP News, Smith issued a statement saying Smith would “fully accept” any consequences that come down from the Academy.

“I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work,” Smith’s statement said.

Academy president David Rubin said the film organization accepted Smith’s resignation and will continue discussions of possible discipline.

On Wednesday, March 30, The Board of Governors for the Academy said it had given Smith formal notice that a vote would take place to determine any consequences which may include, “suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions permitted by the Bylaws and Standards of Conduct.”

The incident happened as Rock was presenting the Oscar nominees for best documentary feature and did a round of jokes aimed at members in the crowd. Rock then aimed a joke at Jada Pinkett Smith, likening her shaved head to the 1997 movie G.I. Jane, which featured actress Demi Moore in a shaved head.

In what originally looked like part of the show to many, Smith walked up on stage toward Rock, slapped him in the face and returned to his seat. The audio cut off in the U.S., but shared clips from the unedited Japanese telecast showed Smith repeatedly yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out your fucking mouth.”

On Wednesday, Smith issued an apology to the Academy, the award show nominees and Rock, saying he was “out of line.”

“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” Smith said. “I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

The Academy Board of Governers said it would take a vote on Smith’s future on April 18.

LA Weekly