Nobel literature academy cuts ties with man accused of sexual assault

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
A medal of Alfred Nobel (Getty Images/AFP/J. Nackstrand)
The Swedish Academy announced Friday that it was cutting all ties with a high-profile man with links to the institution after a "crisis meeting" called to address sexual harassment allegations by 18 women.
The organization said in a statement that "members of the academy, daughters of academy members, wives of academy members and staff of the academy have experienced unwanted intimacy or inappropriate behavior" by the man.
The unnamed man is not a member of the institute, but is married to a writer with "close links to the academy." He also ran a cultural club showcasing exhibitions, readings and performances by both the cultural elite and hopefuls, including Nobel literature laureates, and was responsible for running an apartment the institute owns in an upscale neighborhood in Paris. Read further here..............


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  1. who could this anonymous man be and his name is being withheld?