From Elvis and Mick Jagger to Bob Dylan: Music icons accused of being allegedly sexual predators

A lawsuit filed against Bob Dylan alleged that the legendary singer plied a 12-year-old girl with drugs and alcohol before sexually abusing her


                            From Elvis and Mick Jagger to Bob Dylan: Music icons accused of being allegedly sexual predators
Elvis Presly, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan have all been accused of predatory behavior (Hulton Archive, Paul McConnell and Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

A recent explosive lawsuit has shocked everyone as it accused legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan of sexually abusing an unnamed teen after giving her drugs and alcohol at his Chelsea Hotel apartment in 1965. As per the Manhattan Supreme Court papers, Dylan used his power and status to groom and control the 12-year-old victim “as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse” her. In the official documents, the plaintiff has only been identified as “JC”.

Commenting on the suit, Jackie Fuchs, the former bass guitarist in Joan Jett’s all-girl teenage band ‘The Runaway’, told The New York Post, “These [rock stars] have exceptional privilege and are used to getting what they want — when they want. They see a cute girl and think ‘I need this to happen’ because their every need is fulfilled. They’re attracted to their innocence and it’s easy as they’re not going to get challenged. They’re going to take their pleasure and not have any demands placed on them.”

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Though Dylan’s representatives have refused the accusations, Fuchs — whose stage name was Jackie Fox — praised his accuser for speaking up after over five decades and was also hopeful for her to get some closure. Fuchs, now 61, who also claims herself to be a rape survivor, noted: “You’re allowed to be star-struck and swayed by the charisma, which probably propelled [the rock musician] to fame in the first place, but you also have the right to say no [to sex]. When someone is underage, they might not have had the emotional maturity to even know they could say ‘stop’.” She also added, “The music industry has not yet had its day of reckoning by the #MeToo movement, but it is going to happen.”

Bob Dylan onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)

Meanwhile, the shocking revelation of Dylan’s alleged predatory behavior was not new inside the music industry, where there were many who were reportedly known for their shameful sexual proclivities. One of them was Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley

According to reports, Presley’s first girlfriend was a 15-year-old girl, named Dixie Locke. He also went on to date his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu when she was just 14.

Portrait of American singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) holding a 1965 Gibson EBS-1250 Double Bass (a combined 6-string and bass guitar), circa 1966. Elvis is seen playing the guitar in his 1966 film, 'Spinout' (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Once Beaulieu even told interviewer Barbara Walters, “I can only go back to his concept of what he wanted in a woman. Somewhere in his past, he wanted a virgin.” Besides, author Joel Williamson in his book, ‘Elvis Presley: A Southern Life,’ also claimed that once three 14-year-old girls accompanied the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ on tour, who asked them to wrestle, tickle and kiss him.

Jerry Lee Lewis

American rock musician Jerry Lee Lewis holds his second cousin and third wife Myra Brown in his lap at a press conference in the Westbury Hotel, London, May 23, 1958 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Another name in this list is Jerry Lee Lewis, who married a 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was also his cousin. Besides, when he tied the knot with the minor, he was still married to his previous wife, Jane Mitcham. Their inappropriate relationship reportedly got disclosed by mistake in May 1958 when a London reporter asked Myra why she was with Lewis on his first-ever tour, she answered, “I’m Jerry Lee’s wife.”

Mick Jagger

Another name that has made it to this list is Mick Jagger.

Mick Jagger walks the red carpet ahead of the "The Burnt Orange Heresy" during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 07, 2019 in Venice, Italy (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

American child model and "baby" groupie of the 1970s, Lori Mattix, had accused Jagger of taking her into a “bondage-themed bedroom,” where he plied her with cocaine and then assaulted her. Though she insisted that “the sex was very consensual,” reports said that at the time Mattix was just a teen.

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler has also been accused of having a physical relationship with a teenage girl.

Steven Tyler attends Steven Tyler's Third Annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janies Fund presented by Live Nation at Raleigh Studios on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)

It has been said that he began dating Julia Holcomb when she was just 16. Not just that, he somehow convinced the girl’s mother to make him her legal guardian and started sleeping with her and when she became pregnant, he forced her to have an abortion.

Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page was 28 when he had sex with 14-year-old Lori Maddox, also known as Lori Mattix or Lori Lightning. As per reports, their relationship started when Page’s band manager Richard Cole “kidnapped” her and gave her to the multi-instrumentalist as a gift.

Guitarist Jimmy Page attends SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' with Jimmy Page hosted by Earle Bailey On SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl channel at SiriusXM Studios on November 7, 2014 in New York City (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Not only did he allegedly sexually assault her, but also used to keep her locked in a room with a security guard. “I wasn’t really allowed to go to very many places with him,” she added.

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