Up till Sunday’s Oscars, Will Smith appeared like a reasonably straight-edged man. He’s married with kids, working onerous, and having loads of success. However earlier than he went “Hollywood”, he wasn’t all the time Mr. Excellent.
In actual fact, MTO Information confirmed that Philly Will was concerned in a brutal assault in his hometown of Philadelphia that left one man almost blind again in 1989 and now, almost twenty-five years later, new particulars are being revealed.
In line with police, Will acquired right into a verbal dispute with report promoter William Hendricks which led to Will allegedly allegedly ordering that his bodyguard, Charles “Charlie Mack” Alston to assault him.
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In line with the producer, he was left with a fracture of his left eye orbit and was hospitalized and acquired six stitches.
Will, who gained his first Grammy Award simply days earlier than the alleged assault, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering one other particular person, easy assault, and legal conspiracy.
Fortuitously for Will, the costs had been later dropped.
“Will needed to spend an evening within the cell on the West Philadelphia police station with different inmates waking him up all night time lengthy and asking for his autograph,” an insider tells the Nationwide Enquirer concerning Will’s jail keep. “It was the worst night time of his life. He needs to overlook it ever occurred.”
In a 2005 interview, Will opened up concerning the assault saying, “It wasn’t my fault. That’s what all of them say! Nevertheless it wasn’t my fault. That is again in Philly. Considered one of my buddies beat up this dude, and I used to be there. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”
By including that final sentence, it feels like Will was actually about that life . . .