A attorney for a female who accused Bob Dylan of sexually abusing her when she was 12 in 1965 instructed Web page 6 that the musician’s tour schedule from the time doesn’t refute his client’s statements.
The alleged victim’s attorney reported that even though Dylan was on tour in England and other locations for pieces of April and May — when his consumer statements the abuse happened — there was nonetheless more than enough time for the “Like a Rolling Stone” crooner to get again to New York, where by she reported the incidents happened.
“Looking at the [tour] agenda — it’s not inconsistent with our client’s promises,” Daniel Isaacs advised Web page Six, in reaction to stories that the allegations by his shopper had been inconsistent with Dylan’s tour program at the time. “We will prove our statements in the ideal forum, which is in the court docket of regulation.”
The lady, now 68, filed suit less than the initials J.C. from the “Blowin’ in the Wind” people singer, professing that he groomed her, plied her with medication and alcoholic beverages and then sexually molested and abused her.
Dylan’s spokesperson explained Monday, “This 56-year-outdated claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”
There has considering that been a report by Huffpost that J.C.’s allegations couldn’t be genuine given that the 81-12 months-previous singer-songwriter was away on tour in England and other places for components of April and much of May.
Dylan experienced a live performance in Berkeley, California, on April 3, 1965 one more in Vancouver on April 9 and an additional in Sheffield, England, on April 30, 1965 — that would kick off a sequence of shows in the state long lasting as a result of Could 10 — in accordance to the formal Bob Dylan website.
Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin instructed HuffPost that J.C.’s allegations are “not attainable.”
“Dylan was touring [in] England for the duration of that time, and was in Los Angeles for two of people months, furthermore a working day or two at Woodstock,” in upstate New York, Heylin told the outlet. “The tour was 10 times, but Bob flew into London on April 26 and arrived back again in New York on June 3.”
“If Dylan was in New York in mid-April, it was for no more than a day or two,” Heylin instructed the news internet site.
Nevertheless, Isaacs stood by the lawsuit, expressing, “There are dates that he wasn’t touring for a number of weeks in April and this will all come out at that appropriate time.”
“The statements were vetted in advance of the scenario was filed and we did our investigate,” Isaacs stated. “It’s our placement that the evidence will set up that he was in New York in the course of the relevant time time period.”
The accommodate was filed late Friday, on the eve of the closure of the New York Youngster Victims’ Act glimpse-back window. The window allowed victims of childhood abuse to file suit in opposition to their alleged attackers and the establishments that shielded them irrespective of how outdated the claims ended up and whether or not they experienced considering the fact that handed outside of the statute of restrictions.
Dylan’s rep reported he experienced no more comment.