Child Victims Act Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Bob Dylan

In a recently-filed lawsuit, captioned J.C. v. Robert Allen Zimmerman a/k/a Bob Dylan (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. Index No. 951450/2021), the plaintiff – proceeding pseudonymously – asserts (under the Child Victims Act and pursuant to CPLR 214-g and 22 NYCRR ยง 202.72) that the defendant sexually abused her over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 (when she was a minor) and, specifically, that he “exploited his status as a musician to provide [plaintiff] with alcohol and drugs and sexually abuse her multiple times” in Manhattan (“at certain times” in his apartment at the Hotel Chelsea). It contains causes of action of Assault, Battery, False Imprisonment, and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.

The Child Victims Act is a statute that, for a brief period (subsequently extended to August 14, 2021), extended the statute of limitations of commencing criminal and civil actions for sexual offenses committed against children.

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