Only one day after Anthony Rapp affirmed that Kevin Spacey made a lewd gesture towards him when he was only 14 years of age, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has renounced the on-screen character’s International Emmy Founders Award, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
“The International Academy has reported today that in light of late occasions it won’t respect Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award,” the association said in an announcement.
The International Emmy Founders Award, which Spacey was slated to get on November 20, is a yearly honor that distinctions “a person whose innovative achievements have added to the nature of worldwide TV creation,” as indicated by The Hollywood Reporter. Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Dick Wolf, Ryan Murphy, Norman Lear, J.J. Abrams, and Shonda Rhimes are among the past beneficiaries.
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has not yet declared on the off chance that it will name a substitution honoree for 2017.