Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy award has officially been rescinded. The International Academy rescinded its 2020 International Emmy Founders Award originally given to Cuomo for his daily Covid-19 updates.
The Daily Mail reports:
‘The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy Award,’ the organization announced in a statement.
‘His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward.’
Cuomo left office at 12am, two weeks after he announced he would resign rather than face an impeachment battle that seemed inevitable after a report by independent investigators – overseen by state Attorney General Letitia James – concluded he had sexually harassed 11 women.
In his farewell remarks, Cuomo struck a defiant tone, saying the attorney general’s report that triggered his resignation was designed to be ‘a political firecracker on an explosive topic, and it did work.’
Cuomo is still being investigated for the 11 counts of sexual harrassment.