The CAA board is unable to agree on Will Smith’s future, the Daily Mail reported. There would have been a heated discussion between leaders Bryan Lourd, Richard Lovett and Kevin Huvane, about whether or not to keep the actor in service. The agency represents him in the media, arranging all of his public appearances. 

Smith has been a controversial figure since last week after he punched one of the attendees in the face during the Oscar ceremony. Presenter Chris Rock made a misguided joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will’s wife. The latter then turned to violence, much to the dismay of the actors present and the viewing public. Although Smith already apologized to the Academy, and later to Chris Rock, public opinion remains against him. So, despite winning an Oscar for Best Actor, the CAA’s most lucrative partner has suddenly become a black cloud over their company. 

According to insiders, no final decision has yet been made on whether or not to fire Smith, as the board cannot agree among themselves. “One wants to keep Smith employed, even though everyone is affected by the incident. The other wants him out of the ranks as soon as possible.”

In a formal statement, the CAA denies that such a discussion has taken place. For the time being, Smith is still employed by them. 

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