Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

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The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year’s Nobel Literature Prize goes on trial Wednesday for two counts of rape that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.

Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault was an influential figure on Stockholm’s cultural scene for decades, until the explosive sexual assault accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a wave of similar allegations around the world.