Bob Dylan Lawsuit Over Alleged 1965 Sexual Abuse of Minor Dropped
The lawsuit towards Bob Dylan—introduced by a lady recognized as J.C. who claimed that the singer-songwriter groomed sexually abused her in 1965 when she was 12—has been dropped, as Billboard experiences. The information comes shortly after Dylan’s attorneys accused J.C. of destroying proof after she failed to show over emails and textual content messages by a court-ordered deadline. J.C.’s authorized staff just lately notified the decide that that they had been “discharged by the plaintiff as her attorneys,” as Billboard factors out. The request to dismiss the case with prejudice was made at a listening to earlier at this time (July 28).
Filed in New York State Supreme Courtroom on August 13, 2021, the grievance alleged that the abuse occurred in Dylan’s room on the Chelsea Resort in Manhattan between April and Might 1965. Dylan was 23 or 24 years previous on the time. The lawsuit claimed that Dylan “exploited his standing as a musician by grooming J.C. to achieve her belief and to acquire management over her as a part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse J.C.” It additionally argued that he “exploited his standing as a musician to offer J.C. with alcohol and medicines and sexually abuse her a number of occasions.”
When the lawsuit was filed, a spokesperson for Bob Dylan shared the next assertion with Pitchfork: “The 56-year-old declare is unfaithful and shall be vigorously defended.” The lawsuit was filed below the New York state’s Little one Victims Act, handed in 2019, which supplied a window for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file swimsuit towards an attacker no matter 12 months.
After the preliminary submitting, a debate surfaced about whether or not or not Dylan was in New York Metropolis in the course of the timeframe of the alleged abuse. J.C. later filed an up to date model of the lawsuit, claiming the abuse occurred throughout “a number of months within the spring of 1965,” as Billboard factors out.
“This case is over. It’s outrageous that it was ever introduced within the first place,” Dylan’s lead lawyer Orin Snyder stated in an announcement to Billboard. “We’re happy that the plaintiff has dropped this lawyer-driven sham and that the case has been dismissed with prejudice.”
Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Bob Dylan for remark.
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The lawsuit towards Bob Dylan—introduced by a lady recognized as J.C. who claimed that the singer-songwriter groomed sexually abused her in 1965 when she was 12—has been dropped, as Billboard experiences. The information comes shortly after Dylan’s attorneys accused J.C. of destroying proof after she failed to show over emails and textual content messages by…