Kevin Spacey has lost out on a special lifetime achievement TV award after allegations that he made sexual advances to a teenage boy 30 years ago.
Spacey, who has had a long acting career and most recently won acclaim for starring in Netflix’s “House of Cards,” was slated to receive the International Emmy Founders Award in a ceremony next month. The International TV Academy has said that the award is being withdrawn “in light of recent events.”
After Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual harassment and rape allegations recently became public, more people in Hollywood have been coming forward with accounts of attempted assault or worse.
Fellow actor Anthony Rapp has claimed that when he was 14, a 26-year-old Spacey invited him to a party and later in the night, got him alone and tried to get him into bed.
Netflix has since announced that “House of Cards” is ending after its sixth season.