FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks throughout a information convention, in New York, U.S., Could 10, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool through REUTERS/File Photograph
August 24, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Worldwide Academy of Tv Arts & Sciences stated on Tuesday it had revoked a particular Emmy award given to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his COVID-19 briefings in 2020, given his resignation from workplace.
Cuomo had acquired the Worldwide Emmy Founders Award for his “masterful use of tv to tell and calm folks world wide,” the group stated in November 2020, when it introduced the award.
Cuomo stepped down as governor on Monday after a state investigation concluded he sexually harassed girls who labored for him. He at occasions expressed remorse for making younger girls uncomfortable, however denied prison wrongdoing,
In gentle of the investigation and Cuomo’s resignation, the tv academy “is rescinding his particular 2020 Worldwide Emmy Award,” the group stated in an announcement.
“His identify and any reference to his receiving the award shall be eradicated from Worldwide Academy supplies going ahead,” it added.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Enhancing by Chizu Nomiyama and Dan Grebler)