Stock­holm

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No­bel scan­dal: The se­cre­tive Swedish com­mit­tee that se­lects the win­ner of the No­bel Prize in lit­er­a­ture has been rocked by res­ig­na­tions over sex­ual-as­sault al­le­ga­tions. Some mem­bers of the Swedish Academy tried to oust Kata­rina Frosten­son, a cel­e­brated poet, from the lit­er­a­ture body af­ter her hus­band, Jean-Claude Ar­nault, was ac­cused of as­sault­ing 18 women, in­clud­ing other fe­male academy mem­bers and mem­bers’ wives and daugh­ters. When Frosten­son sur­vived the vote last week, three of the com­mit­tee’s 18 mem­bers quit. Ar­nault is the di­rec­tor of a Stock­holm arts venue, and the al­le­ga­tions against him sur­faced last Novem­ber as part of the #MeToo move­ment out­ing sex­ual ha­rassers. He de­nies any wrong­do­ing.

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