BOB Dylan has been sued for allegedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965.
The iconic hitmaker is accused of giving the tween “drugs and alcohol before sexually abusing her at his Chelsea Hotel apartment,” the new lawsuit alleges.
According to the Manhattan Supreme Court papers, the Like a Rolling Stone singer-musician used platform and fame to gain control of the victim – who has not been named – “as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse.”
The New York Post reports lawyers for Dylan did not immediately return comment on the claims.
According to the Post, the lawsuit was filed in New York last week on Friday.
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J.C. MADE MULTIPLE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST BOB DYLAN IN LAWSUIT FILINGS
In the suit, the alleged victim brought allegations against the musician of “assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.”
J.C. is asking for a jury trial, as well as “unspecified damages.”
J.C. CLAIMS THE ALLEGED ABUSE CAUSED LONG-LASTING EFFECTS
Bob Dylan’s alleged victim J.C. claimed in the lawsuit to have long-lasting emotional affects from the alleged abuse.
The suit claimed she has been dealing with depression, humiliation and anxiety.
These effects “are of a permanent and lasting natures and have incapacitated plaintiff from attending her regular activities,” the filings claimed.
CONTINUED: BOB DYLAN SUED FOR ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ABUSING TWEEN
The singer allegedly established a “connection” to “lower [J.C.’s] inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her.”
The suit continued in its claim: “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.”
BOB DYLAN SUED FOR ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ABUSING 12-YEAR-OLD IN 1965
The suit, filed on Friday, alleges: “Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff.”
The suit also claims that the allege abuse happened numerous times and occurred at the songwriter’s at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC.