Andrew Cuomo, who resigned as governor of New York on sexual harassment charges, was snatched from Amy on Tuesday for winning his prime-time epidemic briefing.
The one-time Democratic heavyweight won worldwide acclaim for his live coverage of the corona virus as it rocked the United States in early 2020.
Her performance, which came before then-President Donald Trump, was confused with contradictory messages about the health crisis, earning her the International Emmy Founders Award.
But on Tuesday, the day after Komo left the governor’s mansion, the academy said it was taking Gong back.
“The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and the resignation of Governor after Andrew Cuomo, it is canceling his 2020 Special International Emmy Award,” the organization told AFP. Said in a statement.
“Any references to his name and to his award will be excluded from further international academy material.”
Former recipients of the award include Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Spielberg and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows.
At the start of the epidemic, there was talk of a possible presidential race due to Komo’s confident performance, as well as the emergence of a dedicated band of fans, some of whom called themselves “Komo sexoles.”
But her stock began to slide late last year when she became embroiled in allegations that she hid the true toll of 19 deaths in nursing homes.
This year, several women came forward and accused the 63-year-old of abusing them.
The allegation culminated in an explosive report by state Attorney General Letia James, which said he sexually harassed 11 women, including for unwanted touching.
Komo vehemently denied the allegations and initially rejected calls for the resignation of President Joe Biden.
In a pre-recorded speech on his last day in office on Monday, Komo was opposed.
“There was a political and media stampede, but the truth will come out in time,” he said.
“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, who ran against Komo for the governorship in 2018, launched a Twitter broadcaster on Tuesday about her one-time rival.
He tweeted, “The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo? None of us are governors, but I still have my Amy.”
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