Bob Dylan is being sued by a woman who claims the musician sexually abused her in 1965 when she was 12 years old, TMZ reports, and Pitchfork can confirm this through court documents. The lawsuit was filed on August 13 in the New York State Supreme Court by a plaintiff identified as JC.

According to the lawsuit, JC says she was “sexually abused” by Bob Dylan between April and May 1965, when Dylan was 23 or 24 years old. She and her lawyers claim that Dylan “exploited his status as a musician by getting JC to gain her trust and control as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse JC”. Musician for supplying JC with alcohol and drugs and sexually abusing them multiple times.

As a result of Dylan’s alleged abuse, JC claims she has “suffered and continues to suffer emotional and physical injuries including, but not limited to, severe and severe psychological distress, fear, humiliation and embarrassment, and economic loss. “New York State’s Child Victims Act, passed in 2019, provided a limited window of time for childhood sexual abuse victims to bring legal action against their attacker regardless of the year.

Daniel W. Isaacs, an attorney for the plaintiff, emailed Pitchfork, “The complaint speaks for itself and we will prove our allegations in court.”

When Pitchfork reached them, a spokesman for Bob Dylan made the following statement: “The 56-year claim is untrue and is vigorously defended.”

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