Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body over sexual misconduct probe

Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body over sexual misconduct probe
 

The head of the Swedish Academy - the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature - has stepped down in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal.
The organisation has been criticised for its handling of a probe into the alleged sexual misconduct of a man married to one of its members.
"It has already affected the Nobel Prize quite severely and that is quite a big problem," said Sara Danius, as she resigned.
The accused denies all the allegations.
"It was the wish of the Academy that I should leave my role as Permanent Secretary," Ms Danius told reporters on... read more

 
12 April 2018 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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