Bob Dylan Says The Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Him Are ‘Untrue And Will Be Vigorously Defended’
Bob Dylan’s spokesperson recently spoke to USA Today to deliver Dylan’s statement about the current sexual abuse accusations against him. Dylan denied the allegations by defining them as untrue in his statement and added that he will defend himself.
As you might know, a short time ago, Bob Dylan was accused of sexually abusing a twelve-year-old girl, ‘J.C.’ According to the victim, the incident took place in April and May of 1965 in New York’s Chelsea Hotel. The plaintiff claimed that she was sexually abused by Bob Dylan, who approached her in a friendly manner with the help of his fame and popularity.
In addition, she stated that Dylan forced her to use drugs and alcohol and was threatened with physical violence if she tried to leave the hotel room. Bob Dylan’s team denied the accusations by showing his busy schedule tour in England during these dates as proof. Dylan scholar and’ The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling,’ Clinton Heylin, highlighted that he could only stay in New York for a few days due to his concert schedule.
According to Dylan’s spokesperson, the plaintiff, who claimed that she was sexually abused by Bob Dylan for six weeks when she was twelve years old, isn’t telling the truth. Also, they added that Bob Dylan won’t give up defending himself against these ‘false allegations,’ without giving any further details or information about the ‘look-back’ lawsuit.
Dylan’s spokesperson answered the allegations saying:
“The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.“
So, neither Bob Dylan nor the victim will stop defending their claims until the declaration of the judge’s decision. It can be said that this ‘look back’ lawsuit might turn into a legal battle that may last a very long time between the two sides.