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12:00 AM, February 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, February 27, 2019

Nobel figure quits after Swedish body's #MeToo scandal

Sara Danius yesterday resigned from the Swedish Academy that selects the Nobel Prize in Literature, almost a year after she was forced out as permanent secretary by a #MeToo scandal.

The Swedish academic's resignation is the latest development in a scandal that emerged from the #MeToo movement to halt sexual abuse, and forced the Academy to postpone awarding the literature prize in 2018.

"I have decided to give up my seat... once occupied by the first woman elected to the Academy, Selma Lagerloef," Danius, 56, said in a statement.

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