Kevin Spacey has Emmy Award revoked amid sexual assault allegations
The International TV Academy has decided to withdraw an honour the actor was due to receive this month.
Kevin Spacey is the subject of headline news this week after Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp came forward with claims that Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was just 14 years old.
The now 46-year-old actor says that Spacey invited him to a party and seemed drink when the alleged incident happened in New York in 1986.
Rapp alleges that Spacey, then 26, invited him and a 17-year-old friend to a nightclub, and then to a party at the actor's apartment.
In light of the accusation, an Emmy Award that was due to be presented to the House of Cards actor has been revoked.
The 58-year-old was due to be presented with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award in just three weeks at an event in New York, however, the academy has now changed their mind.
“In light of recent events, we will not honour Kevin Spacey with the award,” read the statement released by the academy.
This news comes after Netflix announced that House of Cards would be ending after its sixth season.