Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965

Bob Dylan is being sued for allegedly grooming and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965.

In a lawsuit filed on Friday, the music icon is accused of giving the tween ‘drugs and alcohol before sexually abusing her at his Chelsea Hotel apartment’, according to the BBC.

It is alleged that the 80-year-old musician used his star status to groom, gain the trust of and control the victim ‘as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse’ her, according to the Manhattan Supreme Court papers, which only identify the plaintiff as ‘J.C.’

A representative for Dylan told TMZ: ‘The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.’ 

In a statement to USA Today, his spokesperson said “the 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”

Dylan is widely considered to be the greatest singer-songwriter of all time. His most notable works include “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.”

He burst onto the folk scene in New York in the early 1960s and has sold more than 125 million records around the world.

Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

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