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Leading US author accused of sexual harassment
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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz has withdrawn from a literary festival in Australia after another US writer accused him of harassment.
 
During a session at the Sydney Writers' Festival, he was confronted by Zinzi Clemmons, who alleged he had forcibly kissed her six years ago.
 
Two other female writers have since accused him of misogynistic remarks.
 
Speaking to the New York Times, Diaz, 49, said he took responsibility for his past.
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