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Will Smith banned from attending Oscar ceremonies for 10 years. Ouch. No criminal liability since Chris Rock did not want to press charges. Often DA offices will proceed even without a cooperative victim to “ensure the overall safety of the public” as they call it. Unlike civil matters where you can file or dismiss you own cases, in criminal cases the state files charges and can do so even if an alleged victim says they don’t want to pursue them.