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Andrew Cuomo’s name wiped out of Emmy Award register

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Former governor of the state of New York Andrew Cuomo has to hand in his Emmy Award. Cuomo resigned two weeks ago, after an official investigation revealed that he had been sexually harassing women for years. As a result of the investigation, the International Academy, the organization that awards the prize, decided on Tuesday to erase “his name and every reference he received the prize” from the annals.

Cuomo received the prestigious television award for his television appearances at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. While then US president Donald Trump caused confusion with conflicting messages and denied the seriousness of the situation for a long time, Cuomo spoke clearly from the start and explained the difficult decisions he made clearly to the inhabitants of his state. This made Cuomo so popular that he was even mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.

At the beginning of this month, however, a public prosecutor’s investigation revealed that Cuomo, who has been elected three times since 2010, sexually harassed eleven women between 2013 and 2020. These included sexual harassment, unwanted and inappropriate groping, kissing and hugging, and comments that alleged victims called “deeply humiliating, uncomfortable, offensive or inappropriate”.

Cuomo initially denied having done anything wrong, but later admitted having made mistakes. “But I never intended to disrespect a woman,” he added.

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