Bob Dylan sued for alleged sexual abuse of 12-year-old in 1960s

Bob Dylan sued for alleged sexual abuse of 12-year-old in 1960s

The unnamed woman claimed the singer provided her with drugs and alcohol and then sexually abused her over a six-week period.
17 Aug, 2021

An unnamed woman has sued folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan alleging he sexually abused her after giving her drugs and alcohol in 1965 when she was 12 years old.

A spokesman for Dylan, now 80, said the allegations were false. “The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended,” the spokesman said.

In a civil lawsuit filed late on Friday with the New York Supreme Court, the woman identified only as J.C. said Dylan sexually abused her at his New York apartment over a six-week period “leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”

Dylan, who was in his mid-20s at the time, “exploited his status as a musician to provide J.C. with alcohol and drugs and sexually abuse her multiple times,” the lawsuit said.

The plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages. Her lawsuit was submitted just ahead of a New York state deadline, authorised in a 2019 law, for people to file legal claims involving allegations of sexual abuse of children that in the past were too old to pursue due to a statute of limitations.

Dylan emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s to become one of the most acclaimed and influential artists of the rock era with hits including 'Blowin’ in the Wind' and 'Like a Rolling Stone'.

He has sold more than 125 million records globally and won the Nobel prize for literature in 2016.


Asad Aug 17, 2021 12:23pm
#Metoo on ‘roids, blame anyone famous and you will be paid regardless or at least get you famous.
Sane Mind1st Aug 17, 2021 12:52pm
Long amnesia this lady had. May be she woke from deep slumber after 55 years. Crazy what people do.
A Bostonian Aug 17, 2021 01:45pm
Why so soon? She could have waited another ten years at least.
Chrís Dăn Aug 17, 2021 01:58pm
My very favourite singer and so disappointing to see his dirty character. He reminds me stories about Kasur and Khushabś VIPs.
shahram Aug 17, 2021 04:20pm
Mushtaq tokyo Aug 17, 2021 04:50pm
In US, if you are rich, watch out.someone, your maid, nanny, or your child's schoolmates or your workers oneday may sue you for sexual assault after decades whenever they need money.And most of these cases end with settlements with substantial amount.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Aug 17, 2021 05:28pm
Once a cheater, always a fraudster and trickster.
ron Aug 17, 2021 08:46pm
Dylan was touring Britain during some of the time this woman claims he was abusing her.
Akil Akhtar Aug 18, 2021 05:48am
Which celebrity n the west is not a pervert.....
Inquisitor Aug 18, 2021 06:26am
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad , What makes you such a moral authority? Always so high and mighty in your assessments of others.