The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced they’ll no longer be honoring Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award.
The decision comes following out actor Anthony Rapp’s allegations that Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was fourteen years old:
The International Academy has announced that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 Intl Emmy Founders Award
— Intl Emmy Awards (@iemmys) October 30, 2017
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“Previous winners include directors Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and former Sony CEO Howard Stringer,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Uber-producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal) was last year’s International Emmy Founders award winner.”
In other Kevin Spacey-related news, Trevor Noah effectively ripped into the disgraced actor with the following blistering monologue: