Case of sexual abuse against a minor was filed after the victim himself removed the lawsuit
legal team of Bob Dylan wants “monetary sanctions” to the lawyers responsible for the lawsuit filed against the singer. The charge was for the abuse of a woman in 1965, when she was 12 years old.
Orin Snyderteam leader of Dylanwrote a letter to a federal judge complaining about the Daniel W Isaacs and Peter J Gleasonlawyers for the woman identified as JC. “They shouldn’t have brought this lawsuit – accusing Dylan of a heinous crime – if they had no intention of litigating,” he said (via The Guardian).
Snyder accused the lawyers of contradicting each other over their own evidence: “They failed to produce the documents they were supposed to have and review before this process even began. Many of the documents we saw, including emails with third parties that the lawyer didn’t even bother to interview , contradict the claims.”
Although not specified, the required financial compensation may be the legal expenses of Bob Dylan during the process.
The case of sexual abuse and assault
The prosecution alleged that Bob Dylan would have taken place in the singer’s room at the Chelsea Hotel in New York between April and May 1965, when the musician would have been between 23 and 24 years old. The case was originally filed in the New York State Supreme Court on August 13, 2021.
The lawsuit alleged that Dylan “explored his status as a musician by preparing JC to gain her trust and gain control over her as part of her plan to molest and sexually abuse her. JC“.
He further claimed that Dylan intended to “lower his inhibitions with the aim of sexually abusing her, which he did, along with providing drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”
After the accusations, the legal team of Dylan confirmed the “chronological impossibility” of the facts, since the artist was not in New York during the alleged period. In response, the woman updated her file claiming that the alleged abuse took place over “several months in the spring of 1965.”
The case was dropped as the victim failed to deliver evidence (emails and text messages) within the time frame set by the court and preferred to withdraw action.