Spacey Gets First Award Revoked Since Sexual Assault Allegations

BERLIN - FEBRUARY 13: Kevin Spacey arrives at the 'Beyond The Sea' Premiere at the Zoo Palast during the 55th annual Berlinale International Film Festival on February 13, 2005 in Berlin, Germany Denis Makarenko (Shutterstock)

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Kevin Spacey, an actor with the popular TV show “House of Cards,” had his first award revoked by the International TV Academy Monday, following sexual assault allegations of a minor.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will revoke the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award, an honor they were expected to give Spacey, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“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,” said the organization said in a statement.

Actor Anthony Rapp, known for his role in “Star Trek: Discovery,” accused Spacey of allegedly sexually assaulting him at a party in 1986 in an interview with Buzzfeed News. Rapp was 14 at the time and Spacey was 26. Rapp also said he was the only non-adult invited to Spacey’s event.

Spacey has since apologized for the alleged incident, claiming that he has no recollection of the event and blaming it on “drunken” behavior.” He also used the moment to come out as a “gay man.”

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