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After reports of Jaden Smith being dead by suicide made headlines, what could be his family’s next move?
Are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith suing the people behind the death hoax? Are they going to have the “suicide” case investigated?
It can be noted that when the supposed death story about the 18-year-old “Karate Kid” actor broke online, several speculations of his “suicide” were made.
There were even some who alleged that his 21-year-old girlfriend Sarah Snyder could have been the reason why he allegedly decided to end his life.
There are also those who thought he committed suicide because of some gender identity issues.
On Aug. 3, Hollywood Life reported that Jaden Smith’s girlfriend, amid his death rumors, was caught on camera with Atlanta photographer Gunner Stahl while lying together on bed.
The death hoax, started with RedHotChilliSauce.Press, which even used the news network giant CNN as its source, as reported by Snopes.
Considering this, many fans immediately believed the report as which claimed that Jaden Smith is already dead. They even took to social media to encourage more prayers for him.
“Not sure how accurate this is but if it is true or not I’m praying for the Smith family! April Carter & Pastor John just prayed against suicide on Tuesday at Team Church! Let’s pray for the minds of our youth everywhere! And when I say youth I mean youth of our world!!!” one Facebook user wrote, according to our earlier report.
While Snopes immediately called off the report as merely a hoax, is there enough ground for the Smith family to go for legal actions against those who spread the malicious report?
As pointed out by Independent UK, the fake news about Jaden Smith appeared to be “unassailable.”
With it being labelled as satire, the news site stated that it has somehow become “sufficient to head off legal challenges, and the snowballing viral effect is sufficient to crush debunking voices.”
Therefore, whether or not the family of Jaden Smith is now investigating about the whole issue, it still lies in their hands and their lawyers if such a case is worth pursuing.