Iconic folk singer Bob Dylan has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 1965, when the musician was in his mid-20s, according to a lawsuit filed last week in New York.
According to the suit, which was filed in state Supreme Court on Friday, Dylan befriended the girl, identified only as J.C., in May 1965.
Dylan, now 80, allegedly “established an emotional connection” with J.C. to “lower her inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did,” the suit says.
The suit adds that Dylan allegedly used drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, "leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”
In a statement to NBC News, a spokesman for Dylan said, "The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended."
Daniel Isaacs, one of the attorneys representing J.C., responded to a request for comment by saying, "Nothing other than the complaint speaks for itself and we shall prove our allegations in a court of law."
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