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Literature Nobel In Doubt Amid Claims Swedish Princess Was Sexually Harassed

The Swedish Academy was already reeling from sexual assault allegations against a man close to the group, which has been weighing whether to postpone this year's prize. Now, new claims have surfaced.
Protesters gathered earlier this month outside Stockholm's Old Stock Exchange building, where the Swedish Academy meets. Demonstrators showed support for resigned Permanent Secretary Sara Danius by wearing her hallmark tied blouse. Source: Fredrik Persson

If the crisis facing the Swedish Academy looked dire earlier this month, this weekend spelled still worse trouble for the 18-member committee responsible for selecting the Nobel Prize in literature each year. Already deeply roiled by sexual assault and harassment allegations against a prominent cultural figure closely linked with the group, the Swedish Academy found that his ledger of alleged victims has added one more very prominent name: Sweden's heir apparent, Crown Princess Victoria.

Three witnesses they had seen photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, an influential cultural impresario in Stockholm, put his hand on Victoria's behind during a 2006 event at an Academy-owned property.

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