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Swedish court finds man at center of Nobel prize scandal guilty of rape

October 1, 2018 10:36 AM
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish court on Monday found a man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize guilty of rape and sentenced him to two years in jail.

The crisis over the charges against Jean-Claude Arnault prompted some members of the Swedish Academy to quit and forced it to cancel this year’s literature prize, which would have been announced this month.

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