Hours after leaving office, scandal-tainted former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suffered another defeat: losing the special Emmy Award he received last year for his daily, televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences says given Cuomo’s resignation amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations, it was taking away the prize and removing any reference to him in its official materials. Kathy Hochul has become the first female governor of New York and taken over an administration criticized for inaction during Andrew Cuomo’s final months in office. A report by independent investigators concluded Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women.
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