Who is JC? Bob Dylan allegedly sexually abused girl, 12, in 1965 and fed her drugs, alcohol
Eagle-eyed fans have pointed out that the singer was touring in England between late April and early May in 1965, when the alleged abuse took place
Legendary singer Bob Dylan has been shockingly accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 1965, when he was 23. According to a lawsuit filed by the survivor in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Nobel Laureate singer groomed the young girl for weeks while feeding her drugs and alcohol. He then allegedly sexually abused her and also threatened her with violence. The survivor, who is now 65-years-old, claimed that the traumatic incident left her "scarred and psychological damaged to this day."
The unnamed woman, who has only been identified by her initials JC, is presently a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut. She claimed in the lawsuit that the alleged abuse took place at Dylan's famous apartment in the Chelsea Hotel — which once housed musical legends like Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and Alice Cooper. The 81-year-old musician did not respond to the accusations himself, but his spokesperson refuted the same saying, "This 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended." Meanwhile, the shocking lawsuit has caught Dylan's fans off guard, many of whom are defending their idol while dubbing the allegations as false.
Who is JC?
The woman named JC filed a 13-page complaint against Dylan on Friday, August 13, around 9:30 pm — barely three hours before the deadline for old childhood sexual abuse lawsuits ended in New York. According to the lawsuit, "Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff."
However, some eagle-eyed fans have pointed out that the singer was touring in England between late April and early May in 1965. In fact, the tour was even filmed by D.A. Pennebaker for the documentary 'Don't Look Back'.
The lawsuit added that Dylan exploited his "status as a musician" to provide J.C. with "alcohol and drugs and sexually abuse her multiple times." The 'Like A Rolling Stone' singer was accused of assault, battery, false imprisonment, and emotional distress in the lawsuit. "J.C. sustained physical and psychological injuries, including but not limited to, severe emotional and psychological distress, humiliation, fright, disassociation, anger, depression, anxiety, personal turmoil and loss of faith, a severe shock to her nervous system, physical pain and mental anguish, and emotional and psychological damage," it mentions. The plaintiff, J.C. has sought compensatory, punitive, and exemplary damages for the physical and emotional trauma inflicted by the singer on her while she was a minor. She also claimed that the abuse affected her permanently and incapacitated her "from attending her regular activities."
Dylan has no prior records of sexual assault or abuse allegations against him, which is perhaps why his fans are finding the lawsuit hard to believe. Model Paris Dylan tweeted, "The things happening to Bob Dylan are very sad. Leave the man alone you money hungry a****les.....I mean literally 56 years later… really? Insane."
"In regards to the Bob Dylan thing, it’s pretty hard to believe considering he was not in the same continent at the time," another fan said. A third fan reiterated, "Given that Bob Dylan was being filmed in the UK at the time the assault was supposed to have occurred, this can be safely dismissed."
The things happening to Bob Dylan are very sad. Leave the man alone you money hungry assholes.— 👻Paris (@Paris5503) August 16, 2021
In regards to the Bob Dylan thing, it’s pretty hard to believe considering he was not in the same continent at the time pic.twitter.com/2pKATCEnW8— Aaron (@ambientambien) August 16, 2021
Given that Bob Dylan was being filmed in the UK at the time the assault was supposed to have occurred, this can be safely dismissed.— CapitalJ (@LillianHellman3) August 16, 2021