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Bob Dylan accused of sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl

An allegation has been made public against Bob Dylan for supplying alcohol and drugs to a 12-year-old girl and sexually abusing her in the 1960s.

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The 80-year-old living legend Bob Dylan, has been accused of drugging a 12 year-old girl and then sexually abusing her in the 1960s.

The lawsuit, which still remains anonymous, was filed yesterday. According to depositions, Dylan befriended the girl, who is referred to in court documents as JC, over a six-week period between April and May 1965.

The lawsuit was filed last Friday under the "window of hindsight," a New York law that gives sexual assault victims the opportunity to file claims independently regardless of how much time has passed since the incident.

According to the lawsuit, the singer-songwriter sexually abused the girl in his apartment at New York's famous Chelsea Hotel using drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, "leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day."

So far, a representative for Bob Dylan has denied the veracity of the lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

According to court documents, Dylan has been found guilty of carrying out "predatory, sexual and unlawful acts" against the victim," all of which were intentionally performed by him toward her without her consent."

The accuser is now 68 years old and claims to have suffered "severe mental distress, anguish, humiliation and embarrassment, as well as financial loss," for which she has asked for unspecified damages and a jury trial.

Dylan has been charged with assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

In light of this accusation, one of his representatives told the New York Post that "this 56-year-old lawsuit is false and will be vigorously defended."

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