Folk singer Bob Dylan has been accused of giving a 12-year-old girl alcohol and sexually abusing her in 1965.
The lawsuit claims the singer "befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff" and groomed her for six weeks in April and May 1965.
The suit says he then gained her trust to "lower her inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day".
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The woman, identified only as "JC" says she suffered depression, humiliation and anxiety that "are of a permanent and lasting natures and have incapacitated plaintiff from attending her regular activities".
She is seeking unspecified damages and a jury trial for allegations of assault, battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress whose aftermath has led her to seek medical treatment on multiple occasions.
A spokesperson denied the allegations on behalf of the musician.