August 24, 2021
-New York Post
Disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo was stripped of his Emmy Award on Tuesday due to sexual harassment allegations substantiated in the state attorney general’s probe that delivered the death knell to his gubernatorial reign.
“The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo subsequent resignation as governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 international Emmy Award,” reads a statement from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
“His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy material going forward.”
Cuomo was bestowed the award in November 2020 for his COVID-19 pandemic press briefings.The scandal-scarred governor, who resigned Monday, was formerly recognized for his “effective use of television during the pandemic,” the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced.
“That’s great news! The Academy now sees what we see in Cuomo,” said Councilman Robert Holden, who sent a letter to the Academy in February urging them to yank Cuomo’s Emmy award.
“And this is the least of Cuomo’s problems,” the Queens lawmaker added. “We still have the investigations of COVID nursing home deaths and allegations that he used paid government staff to draft his book.”