International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on peruuttanut Reutersin mukaan entiselle New Yorkin kuvernöörille Andrew Cuomolle myönnetyn Emmy-erityispalkinnon hänen COVID-19-tiedotustilaisuuksistaan vuonna 2020.
The academy says the reason for rescinding the award was Cuomo’s resignation as governor after a state probe concluded that he had sexually harassed female employees. He denied that his conduct was criminal and he apologized for making his accusers uncomfortable in the past.
He had been awarded the organization’s Founders’ Award last November for his “masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”
However, now the academy says in a statement that “his name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward.”