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Bob Dylan’s attorneys seek to discredit accuser’s ‘fantasy’ story

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jan 6, 2022

Bob Dylan’s lawyers claim his accuser is a bonkers psychic who claims to have been abducted by aliens as they fight allegations he sexually assaulted her, according to court documents filed Thursday.

The woman filed a complaint in August, alleging that she was only 12 years old when the “Blowin ‘in the Wind” crooner knocked her out with alcohol and drugs before sexually assaulting her repeatedly in her house. apartment at the Chelsea Hotel in New York in 1965.

In the new documents, Dylan’s attorneys say the woman’s charges are “a fantasy, fictional story exploited for financial gain.”

Court documents note that on her website, the now 68-year-old accuser – who filed an anonymous complaint under the initials JC – says she is a psychic who can channel deceased family members for mourners .

The anonymous woman claimed that Dylan assaulted her when she was 12 in her Chelsea Hotel apartment in 1965.
The anonymous woman claimed that Dylan assaulted her when she was 12 in her Chelsea Hotel apartment in 1965.

Lawyers say the accuser has publicly claimed to have piloted a spaceship in an alien abduction and channeled famous early 20th century escape artist Harry Houdini. She also claimed that she could speak with live and dead animals and that she could read tea leaves, ground coffee and even stained lipstick, according to the filing.

Dylan’s lawyers have criticized his trial as being filled with “ludicrous” allegations that are “chronologically impossible” – and “a pernicious attempt to extort Mr. Dylan,” according to the papers.

They also called the case a “brazen refit” filed “for the improper purpose of securing a huge payment under the threat of negative publicity.”

Supporters of the “Like a Rolling Stone” singer and songwriter argue that he could not have committed the abuse in April and May 1965, as the woman’s trial claimed, as he was on tour and traveling during that time. period.

But Daniel Isaacs, one of the attorneys representing the accuser, maintained that there was enough time between Dylan’s trip for the abuse to take place.

Last week, the accuser filed an updated version of the lawsuit, extending the period of alleged abuse from April and May to the “spring” of that year.

Dylan’s lawyers said the artist would “vigorously defend himself against these lawyer lies and seek redress from all those responsible, including demanding sanctions against those responsible for the production and bringing this abusive lawsuit.”

Dylan's attorneys said the accusers' allegations are
Dylan’s attorneys have said the accusers’ claims are “chronologically impossible.”
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JC’s other attorney, Peter Gleason, cited a CBS News poll that found more than half of Americans believe in psychic phenomena.

“Attempting to discredit my client for his work in the field of psychic phenomena goes against what a majority of Americans believe,” Gleason said.

And on the “lawyer-driven lies” allegations, on the accuser’s side, Gleason said, “For a lawyer, attacking another lawyer is a sign of weakness, not of strength.”