Nobel Peace Prize winner accused of sexual assault by six women

A sixth woman has come forward to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual assault, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Carina Black, the executive director of the Northern Nevada International Center at the the University of Nevada in Reno, told the AP that Arias boxed her against a wall in an elevator in 1998 and tried kissing her. 

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Black added that she “smacked him in the face and pushed him away.”

The alleged assault came after Black spent a day accompanying Arias around the university for meetings and a speaking event, she told the AP.

The AP reported that at least six women have now accused Arias of sexual misconduct. 

Arias also met Wednesday with prosecutors to give statements in connection to criminal complaints against him alleging sexual assault, the AP reported.

Arias told reporters Wednesday that his attorney had advised him not to comment to the press.