Kevin Spaceyis feeling the repercussions of sexual misconduct claims leveled in opposition to him.
Lower than 24 hours after actor Anthony Rapp got here ahead with allegations that the Home of Playing cards actor made a “sexual advance” towards him when he was 14, the Worldwide Academy of Tv Arts & Sciences has stripped Spacey of an upcoming honor.
The Oscar winner will now not obtain the 2017 Worldwide Emmy Founders Award, a press release obtained by E! Information learn. “The Worldwide Academy has introduced as we speak that in gentle of latest occasions it won’t honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 Worldwide Emmy Founders Award,” the Academy mentioned Monday.
It was introduced in June that Spacey can be acknowledged as “one of many nice multi-dimensional abilities” who “crosses cultural boundaries to the touch humanity” on the 45th Worldwide Emmy Awards Gala on November 20 in New York Metropolis.
The Worldwide Academy has introduced that in gentle of latest occasions it won’t honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 Intl Emmy Founders Award
— Intl Emmy Awards (@iemmys) October 30, 2017
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A alternative honoree has not been introduced and Spacey has but to touch upon the Academy’s choice.
In his assertion addressing Rapp’s claims, Spacey, 58, apologized for “drunken habits” he didn’t recall whereas concurrently popping out as homosexual.
“I’ve lots of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor,” he wrote on social media. “I’m past horrified to listen to his story. I truthfully don’t bear in mind the encounter as it could have been over 30 years in the past. But when I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken habits and I’m sorry for the sentiments he described having carried with him all these years.”
Spacey additionally wrote, “This story has inspired me to handle different issues in my life…I’ve liked and had romantic encounters with males all through my life, and I select now to reside as a homosexual man.”
His response sparked widespread criticism from his well-known friends, with celebs like Wanda Sykes, Rose McGowan and Billy Eichner in addition to organizations like GLAAD denouncing his choice to handle his sexuality amidst the allegations. Zachary Quinto referred to as Spacey popping out a “calculated manipulation” to divert consideration from Rapp’s account.
In the meantime, Spacey has not commented on his friends’ views. Netflix additionally introduced Monday that Home of Playing cards would finish after season six, however mentioned its choice to conclude the political drama was already within the works for a number of months.