In court papers, filed at the Manhattan Supreme Court on 13 August, the accuser alleged that she was plied with drugs and alcohol before the musician abused her at his apartment at New York’s Hotel Chelsea several times.
It is claimed that Dylan used his fame to groom, control and gain the trust of the plaintiff, who is only identified as J.C.
She alleges that this was all “part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse” her.
J.C, now 65, has accused Bob, 80, of “assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress”.
The papers read: “Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff.”
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The claims were filed on Friday, on the eve of the closure of the New York Child Victims’ Act look-back window.
Bob has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning nearly 60 years.
He is regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time.
His hits include; Like a Rolling Stone, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall and Tangled Up in Blue.