Lawsuit alleges Bob Dylan sexually abused a 12-year-old in 1965

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(CNN)A suit filed successful New York City claims that legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan sexually abused a 12-year-old miss successful 1965, according to tribunal documents filed Friday.

The now-68-year-old woman, identified successful the suit arsenic J.C., alleges that "over a six-week period" the vocalist "befriended and established an affectional connection" with her and yet sexually abused her aggregate times betwixt April and May of 1965 erstwhile she was 12.

In a statement to USA Today, a spokesperson for Dylan said Monday that "the 56-year-old assertion is untrue and volition beryllium vigorously defended." CNN has reached retired to 2 publicists who correspond Dylan for comment.

    Attorneys for J.C. assertion that Dylan befriended J.C. "to little her inhibitions with the entity of sexually abusing her, which helium did, coupled with the proviso of drugs, intoxicant and, threats of carnal violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day," the suit states.

      The suit further claims that Dylan utilized his presumption arsenic a celebrated instrumentalist by "grooming J.C. to summation her spot and to get power implicit her" and alleges that helium sexually abused her "at definite times" successful his flat astatine the Hotel Chelsea successful New York City.

      When reached by CNN, an lawyer for J.C. declined to accidental however she came to conscionable Dylan and would not elaborate connected the quality of intersexual maltreatment claims.

      "The ailment speaks for itself. We'll beryllium each of the allegations successful a tribunal of law," said lawyer Daniel Isaacs. "The ailment was filed aft overmuch probe and thorough vetting and there's nary uncertainty that she was with him astatine the Hotel Chelsea."

      J.C., who present resides successful Greenwich, Connecticut, said successful the suit that she has suffered and continues to endure "serious and terrible intelligence distress, anguish, humiliation and embarrassment, arsenic good arsenic economical losses" and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from Dylan.

      The suit was filed 1 time earlier the New York Child Victims Act expired connected August 14, 2021. J.C.'s lawyer told CNN the suit was filed pursuant to the act, and that it gave her "opportunity to question redress."

        He has sold much than 125 cardinal records during his career. Some of his astir celebrated songs see "The Times They Are a-Changin'," "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Blowin' successful the Wind."

        In 2008, Dylan won a Pulitzer Prize peculiar citation for "his profound interaction connected fashionable euphony and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of bonzer poetic power." In 2016, helium was awarded the Nobel Prize successful Literature for "having created caller poetic expressions wrong the large American opus tradition."

        CNN's Toby Lyles and Brian Vitagliano contributed to this report.

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