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Bob Dylan has been sued in a New York courtroom by a lady who says the US rock and people legend sexually abused her virtually 60 years in the past when she was 12.
The lawsuit filed Friday alleges that Dylan abused the plaintiff, referred to in courtroom paperwork as J.C., over a six-week interval between April and Could 1965.
It says Dylan “exploited his standing as a musician to supply J.C. with alcohol and medicines and sexually abuse her a number of instances.”
The swimsuit additionally accused Dylan, who turned 80 in Could, of bodily threatening the woman.
The alleged abuse befell on the residence Dylan owned in New York‘s well-known Chelsea Resort, in response to the lawsuit.
A spokesperson for Dylan, whose actual title is Robert Zimmerman, mentioned “the 56-year-old declare is unfaithful and will likely be vigorously defended.”
The accuser, who now lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, says Dylan precipitated her “extreme psychological injury and emotional trauma.” She is in search of unspecified damages.
The lawsuit was filed a day earlier than the window for submitting claims beneath New York State’s Youngster Victims Act closed.
The act allowed victims of abuse to sue their alleged attackers regardless of the age of the claims or whether or not the statute of limitations had handed.
Final week, an accuser of late US financier Jeffrey Epstein used the act to sue Queen Elizabeth II’s second son, Prince Andrew, for alleged sexual abuse.
Dylan is broadly thought of to be the best singer-songwriter of all time. His most notable works embody “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “The Instances They Are a-Changin’,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.”
He burst onto the folks scene in New York within the early Sixties and has offered greater than 125 million data around the globe.
In 2016, Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature “for having created new poetic expressions throughout the nice American track custom.”
Final yr he released his 39th studio album, “Tough and Rowdy Methods,” 58 years after the discharge of his first.