Will Smith lost his ability to communicate with women after his high school crush callously humiliated him in the assembly hall.

The GETTIN' JIGGY WIT' IT star's confidence with opposite sex took a major knock when pupil CHARLENE BROWN maliciously warned him to think again if he was planning to ask her out on a date - in the presence of all his peers at Philadelphia's Overbrook High School.

He says, "I had a crush on her for ages. One day in assembly, I yelled, 'Hey Charlene, how are you feeling?' She screamed back, 'Too good for you.'

"Everybody heard. That put me off talking to girls for a very long time."

04/03/2005 09:36