Bob Dylan intercourse abuse lawsuit thrown out after plaintiff drops case

The plaintiff voluntarily dropped the case on Thursday, in response to courtroom paperwork. Manhattan Federal Choose Katherine Polk Failla formally dismissed the submitting “with prejudice,” which means the case can’t be refiled.

Dylan’s legal professionals on Wednesday claimed the plaintiff did not current court-ordered paperwork, together with textual content messages and emails. Dylan’s legal professionals stated the plaintiff, now a lady aged in her 60s recognized within the lawsuit by the initials “J.C.”, “destroyed evidence directly relevant to the central factual allegations in this litigation.”

Orin Snyder, lead counsel for Dylan, stated, “This case is over. It is outrageous that it was ever brought in the first place.” He added that the case was a “lawyer-driven sham” and he’s happy about its dismissal.

The 2021 lawsuit accused Dylan of befriending the plaintiff, “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.”

The lawsuit alleged the abuse occurred at Dylan’s condominium on the Lodge Chelsea in New York Metropolis when the plaintiff was aged 12.
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In a press release after the submitting final 12 months, a spokesperson for Dylan stated “the 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”

CNN has reached out to the plaintiff’s legal professionals for remark.

Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1940.

He has offered greater than 125 million data throughout his profession. A few of his most well-known songs embody “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

In 2008, Dylan received a Pulitzer Prize particular quotation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”