Bob Dylan has been sued for sexual assault. He’s vehemently denying the allegation.
The “Like a Rolling Stone” singer, 80, is accused of grooming a 12-year-old lady over a six-week interval between April and Might of 1965. In accordance with the grievance obtained by Yahoo Entertainment, the singer “befriended and established an emotional reference to the plaintiff,” recognized solely as J.C., whereas dwelling at his Chelsea Lodge condominium in New York Metropolis.
The lawsuit accuses Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman, of sexual abuse “coupled with the supply of medicine, alcohol and, threats of bodily violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically broken to this present day.” J.C., a 68-year-old girl now dwelling in Greenwich, Conn., claims she’s the sufferer of “a number of prison intercourse acts.”
Though the alleged crimes occurred greater than 50 years in the past, the lawsuit was filed beneath 2019’s New York Baby Victims Act, which extends the statute of limitations for a survivor of kid sexual abuse in prison and civil instances. J.C. is trying to get well damages as she suffered “extreme psychological harm and emotional trauma attributable to Dylan’s wrongful and prison acts.”
J.C. claims to have suffered melancholy, humiliation, financial losses and anxiousness on account of the abuse and purportedly sought medical remedy.
“Dylan’s predatory, sexual and illegal acts in opposition to Plaintiff amounted to a sequence of dangerous and offensive contacts to Plaintiff’s individual, all of which had been completed deliberately by him to her with out her consent,” J.C.’s lawyer, Daniel W. Isaacs, says within the doc.
Dylan “exploited his standing as a musician by grooming J.C. to realize her belief and to acquire management over her as a part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse J.C.,” the grievance reads. The Grammy-winning musician is accused of giving her alcohol and medicines on quite a few events, which result in her being sexually abused “a number of instances.”
A spokesperson for Dylan tells Yahoo, “The 56-year-old declare is unfaithful and shall be vigorously defended.”
The lawsuit was filed on Friday, in the future earlier than the “look-back” window of the New York Baby Victims Act expired.