Bob Dylan’s Sexual Assault Case Is Dropped By The Accuser

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The accuser who claimed Bob Dylan sexually abused her recently dropped the case after it turned out that she destroyed crucial evidence.

On August 13, 2021, an unnamed woman filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court and argued that Bob Dylan abused her sexually in 1965 when she was 12 years old. Identified as ‘J.C.,’ the woman also alleged that Dylan abused her for six weeks in April and May 1965, making her use drugs and alcohol and threatening to hurt her physically.

J.C. stated that Dylan’s sexual assault left her emotionally and psychologically damaged. According to the woman, Dylan abused her by providing an emotional connection between him and her and grooming her as a renowned musician. Moreover, she argued this 56-year-old abuse resulted in economic losses for her.

Seeking compensatory, punitive, and exemplary damages, J.C. sued Dylan for assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. At the same time, Dylan’s lawyers stated the case was false and defamatory. Recently, on July 28, something interesting about the sexual abuse case happened.

At the hearing, J.C. abruptly asked the federal judge to dismiss the case with prejudice, asking it to be permanently closed and cannot be refiled. This request was because she faced accusations of deleting important messages, although she was threatened with monetary sanctions on July 15 by Dylan’s attorney.

As reported by Billboard, Dylan’s attorneys told the judge the following:

“The evidence strongly suggests the plaintiff has destroyed evidence directly relevant to the central factual allegations in this litigation and that the evidence may be lost forever. This would mean the plaintiff will never be able to comply with her discovery obligations, and the integrity of these proceedings and the defendant’s ability to mount a fair defense have been compromised irretrievably.”

After the recent news, Dylan’s lead attorney Orin Snyder said:

This case is over. It is outrageous that it was ever brought in the first place. We are pleased that the plaintiff has dropped this lawyer-driven sham and that the case has been dismissed with prejudice.”

So, despite the threats, J.C.’s obligation was to provide the text messages and emails by a court-ordered deadline, and Dylan’s attorney Snyder argued she destroyed them. Moreover, the accuser’s attorneys didn’t comment on the news.