(ConservativeHub.com) – Scandals involving famous musicians and underaged girls are nothing new. Jerry Lee Lewis married Myra Gale Brown, the daughter of his cousin and bass player, when she was 13. Elvis Presley met his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu when she was only 14 years old, although the two didn’t wed until she turned 18.
Iconic folk singer Bob Dylan joined the ranks of the accused on Friday, August 13, with the filing of a civil complaint in New York County. Two lawyers, Daniel Isaacs and Peter Gleason, filed a lawsuit on behalf of a plaintiff identified as “JC,” who claims Dylan groomed her for the purpose of “sexually abusing her” over a six-week period in April and May of 1965.
A lawsuit filed in New York last week accused singer-songwriter Bob Dylan of grooming and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 1965. Dylan himself would have been in his mid-20s at the time of the alleged incident. pic.twitter.com/p3ynkvR8lv
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The lawsuit detailed Dylan’s alleged assault, battery, and false imprisonment of JC. It also claimed he used alcohol, drugs, and “threats of physical violence” to control her.
The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages to help pay for JC’s ongoing medical treatment for “permanent and lasting” health effects which have rendered her incapable of “attending her regular activities.” It also asks for punitive damages due to Dylan’s alleged malicious infliction of harm on JC.
Isaacs and Gleason filed the lawsuit hours before the August 14 expiration of an extension granted to victims of child abuse for such actions under New York’s 2019 Child Victims Act.
A spokesperson for Dylan denied the allegations and said the 80-year-old singer’s legal representation would aggressively defend him in court.
Questions have already arisen regarding the legitimacy of the allegations against Dylan. He and Joan Baez gave a series of concerts in England from April 30 to May 10, 1965. The pair arrived in London on April 26 and gave a series of interviews upon arrival. A biographer told HuffPost that Dylan didn’t arrive back in New York until early June, and he reportedly participated in a recording session at Levy’s Recording Studio in London on May 12, 1965.
JC’s lawyer countered this defense by pointing out several gaps in Dylan’s tour dates, saying they are “consistent” with the allegations.
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