Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan allegedly groomed and sexually abused a 12-year-old girl multiple times when he was living at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel in 1965, a bombshell lawsuit states
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in New York State Supreme Court. A copy of the lawsuit was provided by J.C. Isaacs to The Daily Beast. It states that Dylan “exploited” his status as a musician to win the trust of a young girl named “J.C.”
The suit alleges that Dylan used his musician status to groom J.C. and gain her trust to get control of her in his plan to sexually mole and abuse J.C.
J.C. asserts that she has suffered and continues to be affected by emotional and physical injuries, including but not limited to serious and severe mental distress and anguish, humiliation and embarrassment as well as economic loss.”
“Defendant Dylan committed inexplicable conduct towards Plaintiff with intent to cause, or with reckless disregard to the probability of causing, Plaintiff severe emotional distress,” the statement explains. She also states that she is “emotionally scarred” and “psychologically damaged to this very day.”
Robert Allen Zimmerman, an 81-year old singer-songwriter, is accused of using alcohol and drugs to plunder the pre-teen girl before sexually assaulting her several times at his Manhattan apartment in the Chelsea Hotel. The Daily Beast obtained a lawsuit claiming that “Like a Rolling Stone”, the artist who was 23 or 24 at the time, also physically abused the girl.
According to the lawsuit, J.C. is now 68 and lives in Greenwich. She is seeking unspecified damages as well as a trial by a jury.
Isaacs stated in an email to The Daily Beast that “I would like to add that the complaint speaks for it” and that he will prove his allegations in court.
The suit is filed under New York’s Child Victim Act. This temporarily removed the statute of limitations in order to allow minors who claim they were sexually abused to file lawsuits. On August 14, J.C. filed her suit. The deadline for filing these lawsuits was closed. J.C. is a Connecticut resident, but she filed the suit in New York due to the alleged abuse that occurred there.