Bob Dylan is regarded as one of the most authentic people in terms of his character, and his followers throughout the world are touched by his generous nature. However, Dylan was embroiled in a legal battle for years over the 1965 assault of a young girl. Finally, the case against Bob Dylan for the alleged 1965 sexual abuse of a minor has been dropped.
Billboard reports that the case against Bob Dylan, which was filed by a lady by the name of J.C. claimed that the musician groomed and sexually assaulted her in 1965 when she was 12 years old, has been dismissed. The information was released shortly after J.C. was accused of deleting evidence by Dylan’s counsel after she missed a deadline for turning over emails and text messages.
J.C.’s legal team recently informed the judge that they had been relieved of their duties as the plaintiff’s counsel. At a hearing earlier on July 28, the request to dismiss the matter with prejudice was submitted.
The case, which was submitted to the New York State Supreme Court on August 13, 2021, claimed that the abuse took place in Dylan’s room at the Manhattan Chelsea Hotel between April and May 1965. At the time, Dylan was either 23 or 24 years old.
In the case, Dylan was accused of “exploiting his stature as a musician by grooming J.C. to gain her trust and to obtain control over her as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse J.C.” Additionally, it claimed that he, “exploited his status as a musician to provide J.C. with alcohol and drugs and sexually abuse her multiple times.”
“The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended”, a representative for Bob Dylan told Pitchfork when the lawsuit was filed. In accordance with the Child Victims Act of New York State, which was passed in 2019, the lawsuit was brought by a victim of childhood sexual abuse at any time.
Whether Dylan was in New York City at the time of the alleged abuse came up after the initial filing. According to Billboard, J.C. later filed an updated version of the case, alleging that the abuse occurred over “several months in the spring of1965.” When contacted by Pitchfork for comment, Dylan’s lead attorney, Orin Snyder of Gibson Dunn, provided the following statement.
“This case is over. It is outrageous that it was ever brought in the first place. We are pleased that the plaintiff has dropped this lawyer-driven sham and that the case has been dismissed with prejudice.”
The matter appears to be excessively complicated, but it seems the case is over now. There are a lot of rumors floating around about it. What are your thoughts on this ongoing issue? Let us know in the comments. Keep checking Thirsty for more updates.
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