Jean-Claude Arnault was convicted in the court of appeal to imprisonment for two rapes, committed against a woman in Stockholm in 2011. At the end of last year, appealed against the judgment to the HD, which on Tuesday announced that it found no reason to grant leave to appeal.
”the Supreme court's decision means that the case is not admissible. The court of appeal's judgment is, thus, fixed"' writes the court in a press release.
" My client is grateful and happy. She finds no adequate words for the feeling to finally get the point and go on in life. Also I am very much pleased, writes målsägandebiträdet Elisabeth Massi Fritz, in a short statement after the announcement.
out at the time when the court in the spring of awaiting a decision in another våldtäktsmål. In that case, sentenced a lawyer of raping a female colleague, in the DN called Tyra. The defense in that case, as well as, in the case against Jean-Claude Arnault, the accused, however, the court of appeal to have been disqualified.
the Key from the HD in the case against the lawyer came at the end of april. The court then announced that the court of appeal could not be deemed to have been disqualified. The decision gave, according to many experts, a clear signal that neither Jean-Claude Arnaults objection would give the results.
”For the Supreme court to hear an appeal of this type permission is required. Leave to appeal may be granted if it is of importance for the guidance of the application of the law of the appeal heard by the Supreme court,” writes the HD in the press release on Tuesday.
during the year, as part of the appeal to HD, also presented new evidence to the contrary. It focused on the opinion of a medical expert.
the Charges against Jean-Claude Arnault, who has long had close links to the Swedish Academy, it was revealed for the first time in a review of the DN's Matilda Gustavsson, published in november 2017. 18 women then told us that the man exposed them to sexual harassment or abuse.
at Least eight women reported to the police later the man, but seven cases were closed when the alleged events either exceeded the limitation period, or not judged to be possible to prove. An investigation, which involved the suspicion of two rapes against a woman in Stockholm, led to the prosecution.
asked Jean-Claude Arnault trial in the Stockholm district court. The court sentenced him on one of the two charges, with the violence having forced the plaintiff the woman to perform oral sex. The district court acquitted him at the same time on the second charge, for at a later date raping the woman when she was sleeping.
the Judgment was appealed to the Svea court of appeal, both by Jean-Claude Arnault that of the prosecutor and the victim woman. The court of appeal amended the judgment, and the man was sentenced in december also on the second charge. The punishment was decided to be two and a half years in prison and a damages of a total of 215.000 sek.
the Allegations that emerged against Jean-Claude Arnault was in the autumn of 2017, the start of the crisis that would shake the Swedish Academy. In less than a year of time left the seven members and their chairs, including the man's wife, the poet Katarina Frostenson, who in may will release a book about his view on the events of the Academy.
the DN has sought Jean-Claude Arnaults lawyer, Björn Hurtig.