The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 17th, 2021 morning edition

image for Bob Dylan sued for allegedly grooming, sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965

Bob Dylan sued for allegedly grooming, sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965.

Bob Dylan is being accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965, according to a new lawsuit filed Friday.

The "Like a Rolling Stone" singer/songwriter, 80, whose real name is Robert Zimmerman, allegedly groomed, sexually abused and threatened physical violence against the plaintiff, identified only as "J.C." in the court documents.

The alleged abuse occurred multiple times over a six-week period between April and May 1965, with some incidents occurring in his Chelsea Hotel apartment in New York.

The legal documents obtained by USA TODAY also claim that Dylan "exploited his status as a musician" to illegally provide drugs and alcohol to the underage girl.

A spokesperson for Dylan told USA TODAY in a statement on Monday that "the 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.".

Lawsuits: 'SNL' alum Horatio Sanz accused of grooming, sexually assaulting underage fan. »

Biden on Afghanistan: "I stand squarely behind my decision"

Authored by
image for

It is not what our troops who have sacrificed so much over the past two decades deserve.".

Biden also said he did not move to evacuate people sooner to avoid a "crisis of confidence.".

The big picture: More than 300,000 Afghans have been internally displaced, according to the UN's International Organization for Migration. »

Iceland is proof that COVID-19 vaccines work, a leading US expert said. Infections are at record highs, but the nation hasn't recorded a single virus death since May.

Authored by
image for

The COVID-19 situation in Iceland is proof that vaccines work, a leading US infectious-disease expert said.

The country hasn't recorded a single COVID-19 death since May 25, government statistics and Oxford University's Our World in Data indicated.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has recorded 9,522 infections and 30 deaths, government data indicated. »

Steam security: Valve promptly resolves ‘unlimited funds’ gaming wallet cheat

Authored by

A security researcher has earned a $7,500 bug bounty after discovering an exploit that could have permitted gamers to boost their in-game Steam wallet balances by artificially increasing the value of deposits.

The ‘unlimited funds’ cheat was promptly triaged by Valve Software – the firm behind the popular Steam gaming platform – and resolved just days after its discovery.

A security researcher with the handle ‘drbrix’ discovered the flaw in Steam and reported it through HackerOne. »

Sri Lanka Axes Health Minister Over Covid Misinformation As Outbreak Grows

Authored by

Sri Lanka's president on Monday demoted the health minister who publicly endorsed sorcery and magic potions to battle Covid-19, as coronavirus infections and deaths hit record highs.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office said Pavithra Wanniarachchi's health portfolio had been given to Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella who is also the government spokesman.

Sri Lanka's health ministry under Wanniarachchi came under intense criticism last week for understating coronavirus infections. »