Bob Dylan Accused Of Allegedly Abusing A 12-Year-Old In 1965

Bob Dylan is being sued for allegedly sexually abusing a girl over 55-years-ago, according to Rolling Stone. The suit claims that the singer songwriter abused the then-12-year-old girl, known only as "J.C." between April and May 1965, and, quote, "exploited his status as a musician by grooming J.C. to gain her trust and to obtain control over her as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse J.C."

The suit claims that Dylan gave the girl, "alcohol and drugs," during "multiple" sessions that took place both in his Manhattan apartment and the city's Chelsea Hotel. "J.C." — who is now, presumably, 68, claims she "sustained physical and psychological injuries. . . and, upon information and belief, some or all of these injuries are of a permanent and lasting nature." The report cited she is "seeking compensatory damages for an unspecified amount to be determined by a jury at trial."

A spokesperson for Dylan told Rolling Stone "the 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended."

According to Rolling Stone's report: "The lawsuit was filed last Friday, August 13th, in New York, just before the window closed for the state’s Child Victims’ Act. The law, which was enacted in 2019, allowed survivors of childhood abuse to sue their abusers and other institutions that may have protected them regardless of whether the statute of limitations had passed on the alleged incidents."