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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo loses his Emmy Award

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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo loses his Emmy Award
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said it is taking back the Emmy Award it bestowed on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced it is rescinding the honorary Emmy Award it bestowed on former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo resigned from his office amid sexual harassment allegations made by 11 women, including former and current state employees.

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Cuomo, who had been nearing the end of of his third term, has denied any wrongdoing.

Kathy Hochul was sworn in as his replacement Tuesday, making her the first woman governor of New York.

Cuomo was presented with the Emmy for his televised news briefings during the coronavirus pandemic.

"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 academy said Tuesday. "His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International academy materials going forward."

Cynthia Nixon, the Sex and the City actress who ran against Cuomo for governor in 2018, addressed Cuomo's downfall on Twitter Tuesday.

"The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo? Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s,)" Nixon tweeted.

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