Bob Dylan has been sued for allegedly grooming and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl at his apartment back in 1965.
The singer and songwriter has been accused of giving a 12-year-old girl drugs before sexually abusing her at his Chelsea Hotel apartment.
In court documents obtained by Page Six, the musician allegedly used his status to groom and gain the trust of the plaintiff “as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse”.
The plaintiff is only identified as ‘J.C’.
It is also alleged that “over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 [Bob Dylan] befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff.”
“The lawsuit also claims that Dylan established the connection to “lower [the alleged victim’s] inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her,” the court papers read, “which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence.”
‘J.C’ is reportedly “emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day” and has had to seek medical intervention to help repair the emotional damage.
Dylan is being accused of assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.
The plaintiff is seeking “unspecified damages and a jury trial.”
Dylan‘s – whose given name is Robert Isaac Zimmermann, spokesperson has said that “This 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”
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