Aug 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Cuomo's honorary Emmy rescinded after sexual harassment report, resignation

Andrew Cuomo

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The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Tuesday rescinded the honorary Emmy it awarded former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Why it matters: The decision comes "in light of" an independent investigation that found the former governor sexually harassed multiple women and after Cuomo formally resigned from his post, the academy said.

  • Cuomo was initially given the award for his use of television to provide information to viewers during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, per Variety.
  • Any reference to Cuomo receiving the award will be removed from materials going forward, the academy said.
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