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.".
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