Will Smith 'should be STRIPPED of his Oscar and banned from awards, Serena Williams' half-sister claims

KING Richard Williams' estranged daughter believes Will Smith should be stripped of his Oscar and banned for life after slapping host Chris Rock.

The 53-year-old actor stunned the world when he lashed out at the comedian after he made a quip about Will's wife Jada Pinkett-Smith's alopecia during the Sunday ceremony. 

Will took home the Best Actor award for his portrayal of tennis coach Richard Williams, now 80, in King Richard, about his single-minded pursuit to turn Serena and Venus into sporting legends. 

He initially laughed at Rock's gag, but then got up on stage after seeing his spouse was upset and assaulted the host, before sitting back down and screaming at him: "Keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth."

Will, who has since apologized for the assault, later said during his acceptance speech: "Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things."

Richard's eldest daughter Sabrina, 57, was one of five children he walked out on in his first marriage and thinks that the actor went completely over the top and questioned his mental stability.

She blasted him amid allegations her father has a violent past, something he has vehemently denied.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Sabrina said: "So Will Smith got angry, went overboard, and assaulted another person. Then you just can’t apologize two minutes later, you lost your mind. Wow. 

"I agree he should be stripped of the Oscar. 

"I have alopecia, I can relate to that because I have alopecia really bad. 

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"But it's not the time or place. If somebody offends you, you let them know in a private setting – 'Hey, you offended my wife, I did laugh at the joke, but my wife was offended.'

She went on: "But just to go on stage in the middle of an event and slap somebody, walk back down, and then yell from your seat. That's just not appropriate.

"If they don't take the thing from him, they should ban him from attending the event ever again, as that's just ridiculous.

"I have no sympathy for him because that's just irresponsible behavior.

"He probably needs to seek counseling. I'm not saying he has mental health issues but maybe he can talk to somebody because that's not appropriate behavior."


Sabrina adds that maybe Will was taking his acting a bit too far, saying: "Did he learn the violence from my dad as well? Maybe he took the thing too literally.

"But these actors are so entitled, they have their own actor privilege – 'we can do whatever we want and it doesn't matter to anybody.

"That's the proof in the pudding. I can just go slap you up on stage because a normal person in a normal society would get arrested for that crap. But you're a celebrity and that doesn't happen.

"You don't fight the c**p out of somebody with millions of people watching and then there's no punishment. That's like saying violence is okay."

Richard's first thirty years of his life were ignored by King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green, who didn't cast a single family member from Williams' first marriage to Sabrina's late mom Betty.


Sabrina has blasted her dad in interviews with The Sun for walking out on his family, while he was later investigated over allegations of domestic abuse against Serena and Venus's mom Oracene in 1999 before their divorce in 2002.

A police report obtained by The Sun from Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida detailed the alleged bust-up between Richard and his then-wife Oracene.

The filing stated Ms. Williams had suffered three fractured ribs on the left side of her body, but she declined to say how she got the injuries.

Richard later insisted they were caused by a jet-ski accident while he was away in Chicago, saying: "So far, I have only proven to be a good husband, I have a good wife and I am a good father."

But when asked about her injuries later on by a reporter for the National Enquirer, Oracene broke her silence, saying simply: "I don't jet-ski."

The Sun has reached out to Richard Williams and his son Chavoita LeSane for comment, who has power of attorney and cares for his father after he suffered two strokes but did not hear back.

But he did make a statement through his son regarding the Oscars moment, telling NBC News: "We don't know all the details of what happened. But we don't condone anyone hitting anyone else unless it’s in self-defense."

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