"They were saying, you know, this is battery was the word they use in that moment," Packer said in an interview with Good Morning America. "They said we will go get him; we are prepared. We're prepared to get him right now. You can press charges. We can arrest him. They were laying out the options, and as they were talking, Chris was being very dismissive of those options. He was like, 'No, I'm fine.' He was like, 'No, no, no.'" In a statement released by the LAPD Sunday night, "investigative entities were aware" of the incident that happened between Rock and Smith during the show, but "the individual involved has declined to file a police report."
Rock's new show revealed uncharacteristic vulnerability, which likely isn't what the audience was expecting: "I’m sure many in the room were disappointed, no doubt hoping for the kind of foul-mouthed, real-talk diatribe on which Rock has built his nearly 40-year career," says Robyn Bahr. "They wanted the hot tea, but perhaps they would settle for something a bit on the tepid side. For an artist who has crafted an entire comic persona around curmudgeonly ire, his new material, at times, makes him instead seem downright endearing. There’s nothing particularly innovative about Rock’s new show, but then you don’t necessarily need to break ground to be funny."