Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl after giving her drugs and alcohol in his New York apartment in 1965, according to a new complaint filed in the Big Apple, local media reported Monday. The lawsuit claims that the legendary musician used his status to gain the trust of the alleged victim “as part of a plan to assault and sexually abuse her,” says documentation filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, which identifies the complainant only as JC
“Bob Dylan, in a period of six weeks between April and May 1965, befriended and established an emotional connection with the complainant,” adds the legal document, presented last Friday by the alleged victim, a 68-year-old woman from the town of Greenwich (Connecticut). In addition, he accuses Dylan, real name Robert Allen Zimmerman, of establishing this connection so that the alleged victim would be less self-conscious about “sexually abusing her” with the help of “drugs, alcohol, and threats of physical violence,” which which caused him emotional and psychological damage that lasts “until today.”
The lawsuit claims that the alleged abuse carried out by the person responsible for Blowin ‘in the wind It happened on numerous occasions, some of them in Dylan’s apartment at the famous Chelsea Hotel. The complainant alleges that the actions of the 81-year-old singer-songwriter have led her to suffer from permanent depression and anxiety that have prevented her from carrying out normal activities.
Specifically, he accuses him of assault, battery, illegal detention and emotional damage, something that Dylan’s representative has denied to the Page Six website.
“These 56-year-old allegations are not true and will be vigorously defended,” said the artist’s attorney, Daniel Isaacs. “The complaint speaks for itself,” he added.
The lawsuit was filed on Friday, the day before the end of the period that had been opened in New York to file charges of child sexual abuse that had been prescribed under a law passed in the state in February 2019.