TV Academy Revokes Kevin Spacey’s Emmy Founders Award Amid Scandal

Anthony Rapp has accused Spacey of making sexual advance when Rapp was 14

Kevin Spacey will no longer receive a planned honor from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in light of Anthony Rapp accusing the “House of Cards” of a decades-ago sexual advance.

“The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award,” reads the statement.

The group had announced in August that Spacey would receive the honor during the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York on Nov. 20.

Rapp, who appears on “Star Trek: Discovery,” said Spacey tried to “seduce” him three decades ago, when Rapp was 14. Spacey has apologized but said he does not remember the events in question.

Netflix announced earlier today that it will end “House of Cards” after its upcoming sixth season, with the company saying it is “deeply troubled” by Rapp’s story.

Spacey has earned 11 previous Emmy nominations, including five consecutive nods for playing Frank Underwood on “House of Cards.” He also has a Tony, Golden Globe and two Oscar Awards.