American television Academy has revoked its decision to Award the founders of the International “Emmy” actor Kevin spacey, who is accused of sexual harassment. This was reported on the official website of the Academy.
“International Academy announced today that in light of recent events will honor Kevin spacey Award the founders of the International “Emmy” for 2017″, – stated in the message.
International “Emmy” award is given annually in November during a special event in new York. Its winners are the TV shows created outside of the United States. The founders award is an honorary award given for overall contribution to the development of television art.
Earlier, the actor Anthony RAPP accused spacey of harassment that allegedly happened 30 years ago. The star of “house of cards” in response, Twitter issued a formal apology, admitted he did not remember about the incident, and made coming out as a gay man. After that, the actor came under a barrage of criticism and discontent of people in social networks, describing his action as an attempt insincere excuses to divert attention from the allegations of the RAPP.