FORMER New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was trolled by Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon after he was stripped of his Emmy Award.
The actress took a shot at the former governor, who she ran against in the 2018 Democratic primary, on Twitter.
Cuomo was stripped of the Emmy he received for his Covid-19 briefingsCredit: AP
Nixon took a shot at the former governor on TwitterCredit: Getty
“The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo? Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s),” she wrote.
Nixon, 55, was referring an announcement made on Tuesday that Cuomo, 63, would be stripped of the Emmy Award he won last year for his daily Covid-19 briefings.
“The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo subsequent resignation as governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 international Emmy Award,” a statement from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said.
Cuomo officially stepped down as governor of New York at the beginning of the week.
Nixon, who played lawyer Miranda Hobbes in Sex & the City and is currently filming the show’s reboot, has nabbed two Emmy Awards in 2004 and 2008
The first was for her role on the hit HBO drama and the second was for a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
When Nixon ran for governor in the primary against Cuomo, she accused him of being “vengeful” and a “bully.”
Cuomo announced earlier this month that he would step down as governor after an attorney general investigation revealed that he had sexually harassed 11 women.
The former governor issued a teary-eyed farewell address on Monday where he slammed the “rush to judgement” that led to his resignation.
“Allegations must still be scrutinized and verified whether made by a woman or a man — that is our basic justice system,” Cuomo said.
“A rush to judgment is not fair and facts still matter.
“The attorney general’s report was designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive matter and it worked.”
He also took the opportunity to thank the people of New York before officially stepping down.
“Thank you for the honor of serving as the Governor of New York. Thank you for allowing me to represent you. Thank you for empowering me to fight for you.
“Thank you for trusting me through Covid. Thank you for making New York state the progressive capital of the nation.”
Kathy Hochul was officially sworn in as the first female governor of New York after Cuomo’s resignation went into effect.
Cuomo had received an Emmy for his daily Covid briefings last yearCredit: AP
The former governor gave a resignation address on MondayCredit: Getty Images – Getty