Bob Dylan was sued by a woman who claims that the artist and Nobel laureate sexually abused her in 1965 when she was 12 years old. Now she has described that after contact with him, she suffered, among other things, an emotional trauma. The accusations also concern assaults and beatings and imprisonment. A spokesman for Dylan denied her claims.
The woman accused Dylan of “taking advantage of his status as a musician, administering alcohol and drugs and repeatedly sexually abusing her”, as well as using threats of physical violence against her. She reported that the crime occurred in Bob Dylan’s apartment at the Chelsea Hotel in New York. He was going to imprison her there for six weeks.
The singer’s spokesman told BBC journalists that the statement was “untrue and we will prove it”.
Accusations against Bob Dylan
The woman accusing him is currently 68 years old, lives in the US state of Connecticut. Identified by initials JC.
She stated that the singer caused her “severe psychological damage and emotional trauma”. She described having suffered “anguish, humiliation and embarrassment, as well as economic losses.” He is demanding as yet undefined damages and a trial with the participation of jurors.
According to her prosecutor, Dylan committed “predatory, sexual and unlawful acts” allegedly “without her consent.” It was possible thanks to the act
Documents on the case were submitted Friday August 13 to the New York State Supreme Court under the Child Abuse Act.
Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, has sold over 125 million albums worldwide in a career spanning over six decades. His most famous songs are “Blowin ‘In The Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'”.
In 2016, he was the first songwriter in history to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 2012, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the then American President Barack Obama.
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