File - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
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The resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities," Sweden's king said Wednesday.The three members who resigned were calling for the removal of fellow academy member Katarina Frostenson, whose husband, Jean-Claude Arnault, has been accused of sexual misconduct and leaking Nobel winners' names.He was banned in December by the Swedish Academy from attending a Nobel banquet after Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter published allegations from 18 women claiming to have been assaulted or raped by Arnault.Separately Tuesday Dagens Nyheter cited an internal Academy probe alleging Arnault leaked the names of winners the Nobel Literature Prize seven times, starting in 1996 .
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