Washington was the guest speaker at Saturday’s summit of Bishop DD Jacks. During a two-hour discussion about Hope and his award-winning acting career, Washington was slapped with infamous and asked what happened next.
“Well, there’s a proverb when the devil ignores you, you know you’re doing something wrong,” Washington said in a video of the exchange posted on Jax’s verified Twitter account.
“You know, the devil said, ‘Oh, no, leave him alone. He’s my favorite. Do not bother him.’ On the contrary, when the devil comes to you, it’s probably because you’re trying to do something right. And for whatever reason, the devil caught the situation that night. “
After the incident, Smith won his first Academy Award and apologized to the Academy and others for the previous incident.
During Saturday’s debate, Washington, along with actor and producer Tyler Perry, said he prayed with Smith after the incident.
“Fortunately, there were people there, not just me, but others who were in the gap,” Washington told Jacks. “Tyler Perry came in immediately, there with me.”
Washington did not say what the three men talked about or prayed for after the incident.
“Who are we to condemn?” Washington asked. “I do not know all the nuances of the situation, but I know that the only solution is prayer.”