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Bob Dylan has been accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl back in 1965 in a new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Per Page Six, the court documents identify the plaintiff as “J.C.” and state, “Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff.” The documents detailed Dylan did this to “lower [J.C.’s] inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”

The plaintiff, who is now 68, claims some of these incidents took place in Dylan’s apartment at the Chelsea Hotel. A spokesman for Dylan denied these allegations saying, “This 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”

Page Six notes, “The suit was filed late Friday (August 13), on the eve of the closure of the New York Child Victims’ Act look-back window. The window allowed victims of childhood abuse to file suit  against their attackers and the institutions that protected them regardless of how old the claims were and whether they had since passed beyond the statute of limitations.”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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