Bob Dylan has been dragged to court over claims that he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in 1965.
Per Page Six, the suit was filed before the Manhattan Supreme, and documents report that Dylan used his status to groom the girl, who now goes by “J.C.”, “as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse” her multiple times at his Chelsea Hotel apartment and elsewhere.
“Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff,” the documents reads.
J.C. is now 68 years old and living in Greenwich, Connecticut, and claims in the suit that Dylan connected with the her to “lower inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”
Dylan’s reps has denied the claims. They told TMZ that “the 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”
The filing states that the emotional effects of the abuse have caused J.C. to seek medical treatment, have led to her depression, anxiety and humiliation, and “are of a permanent and lasting natures and have incapacitated plaintiff from attending her regular activities.”
We can’t wait to see how it pans out.