Lawyers for Bob Dylan have announced they are seeking “monetary damages” from an opposing legal team that has accused the singer of sexual abuse.
The lawsuit came from a woman known only as JC and was filed last August.
In it, she claimed Dylan, 81, groomed her and gave her drugs and alcohol before sexually abusing her in 1965 at the age of 12.
A spokesman for Dylan said at the time: “The 56-year-old’s claim is false and is vigorously defended.”
The woman first claimed the abuse took place at Dylan’s Chelsea Hotel apartment in Manhattan over six weeks in April and May 1965, before expanding the period during which the alleged abuse took place to “a period of several months in the spring of 1965.” .
The lawsuit was finally dropped last month. Well, according to a report by billboardThe singer’s lawyers are seeking sanctions, citing “brazen misconduct”.
Orin Snyder, who heads Dylan’s legal team, wrote to a federal judge to say that Daniel W. Isaacs and Peter J. Gleason, the woman’s attorneys, “should not have brought this lawsuit — accusatory.” [Dylan] a heinous crime – when they had no intention of prosecuting it responsibly”.
Before the lawsuit was dropped, attorneys representing Dylan accused the woman’s team of deleting important text messages and emails relevant to the case. It was alleged that the woman’s lawyers refused to comply with court orders to produce evidence.
In a letter filed last Tuesday, Mr Isaacs responded, saying the lawsuit was “brought in good faith and with an intention to prosecute the matter responsibly”.
He blamed his client’s “stubbornness” for the evidence problems – apparently she refused to hand over important materials despite repeated requests.
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“At no point did Mr. Gleason or I willfully withhold discovery or engage in any wrongdoing of discovery,” he wrote.
The amount of money Dylan’s attorneys are asking for is unknown.
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