The scandal surrounding Kevin Spacey is continuing to have large scale repercussions for the actor who has been accused of an inappropriate sexual advance on a 14-year-old actor over 30 years ago. Following Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp’s allegation, Spacey has been dropped as the recipient of a special Emmy Award he was due to receive next month.

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey was due to recieve a special Emmy Award which has now been withdrawn

The International TV Academy said in a statement that it was withdrawing the International Emmy Founders Award "in light of recent events".

Spacey has been widely criticised for his apology to actor Rapp, now 46, in which he revealed he was also choosing to live as a gay man - with many disagreeing with his decision to talk about the two aspects in the same statement while not mentioning the fact his alleged victim was underage.

Spacey said he did not remember the incident but that he was "beyond horrified" if he had happened.

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The International Emmy Founders Award, which was due to be presented to Spacey in a ceremony on 20 November, is a special award reserved for those "whose creative accomplishments have contributed in some way to the quality of global television production".

Previous winners include film director Steven Spielberg, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and X Factor's Simon Cowell.

Netflix has also recently announced it is to cancel its series, House of Cards, which Spacey has starred in alongside Robin Wright for the past six series - the last of which is currently being filmed.

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According to a spokeswoman, the decision had been made months ago but in a statement Netflix said it was "deeply troubled" by the allegations made against Spacey.

The streaming site has suggested it may look into spin-offs of the show.

The culture of Hollywood - including the behaviour actors, producers and directors - have been under the spotlight of late after a number of alleged victims have come forward to disclosure varying degrees of sexual assault against a number of people in positions of power.