D.he American singer and Nobel Prize winner for literature, Bob Dylan, has long rejected allegations of abuse against him. The 56-year-old assertion was “untrue” and they would vigorously defend themselves against it, said the 80-year-old artist’s team of speakers on Monday (local time).
In a lawsuit filed last Friday with the New York Supreme Court, a woman from Greenwich, Connecticut, accused the musician of sexually abusing her when she was twelve in 1965. According to the lawsuit, Dylan allegedly used his fame to gain her trust. He also used alcohol and drugs. The multiple abuse took place in the Chelsea Hotel in New York, where Dylan temporarily lived.
The allegations include assault and mental suffering. The plaintiff is still suffering today from the consequences of the emotional trauma, her lawyers make apply. She demands damages in an undisclosed amount. The woman’s identity was not revealed.
Born in Robert Allen Zimmerman, he has been one of the most influential musicians for decades. After his breakthrough with the song “Blowin ‘In The Wind” (1963), he landed another global success in 1965 with “Like A Rolling Stone” from the album “Highway 61 Revisited”. Oscar winner Dylan, who received the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, has sold over 100 million records. With the sale of his song catalog last year to the world’s largest music company Universal Music, he is said to have made more than 300 million dollars.