Writer Zinzi Clemmons accuses Junot Díaz of forcibly kissing her

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Writer Zinzi Clemmons accuses Junot Díaz of forcibly kissing her

May 04 2018

The novelist Junot Díaz was in a relaxed and playful mood on a panel at a writers festival in Australia on Friday, until he received an unexpected question near the end of the session.

The writer Zinzi Clemmons stood up. Without identifying herself by name, she asked Mr. Díaz about a recent essay he had published in The New Yorker detailing the sexual assault he experienced as an 8-year-old boy. She then asked why he had treated her the way he had six years prior, when she was a graduate student at Columbia.

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