Andrew Cuomo, now ex-New York governor, stripped of his International Emmy Award

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ALBANY – Andrew Cuomo is no longer an Emmy award winner.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences stripped Cuomo of his International Emmy Award Tuesday, a day after the now-former New York governor resigned amid an ongoing sexual harassment scandal.

Cuomo was originally awarded the 2020 International Emmy Founders Award in November.

At the time, the Academy recognized him for the success of his daily COVID-19 briefings at the height of the pandemic, which were televised across the nation and abroad and catapulted Cuomo to a new level of fame.

Since then, Cuomo's star has fallen considerably: An Aug. 3 report from state Attorney General Letitia James' office concluded he sexually harassed 11 women, leading to his resignation Monday in the face of near-certain impeachment.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at New York's Yankee Stadium, Monday, July 26, 2021. Investigators conducting an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo questioned him for eleven hours when he met with them last month.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at New York's Yankee Stadium, Monday, July 26, 2021. Investigators conducting an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo questioned him for eleven hours when he met with them last month.

In a statement Tuesday, the International TV Academy confirmed Cuomo's award had been rescinded.

"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 statement read.

The Academy's action likely does not mean Cuomo will have to give up the trophy itself, but rather that his name will be wiped from the Emmy history books.

"His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward," according to the International Academy's statement.

A spokesperson for Cuomo could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

This article originally appeared on New York State Team: Andrew Cuomo, ex-New York governor, stripped of Emmy Award