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A sexual abuse case against Bob Dylan has been dropped by the accuser ending a year-long legal battle.

Per Billboard, “…At a hearing on Thursday (July 28), the plaintiff – identified only as J.C. – suddenly asked the federal judge overseeing the case to dismiss it ‘with prejudice,’ meaning it will be permanently closed and cannot be refiled. The move came after she was accused of deleting key messages and threatened with monetary sanctions.”

Dylan’s lead attorney Orin Snyder said in a statement to Billboard, “This case is over. It is outrageous that it was ever brought in the first place. We are pleased that the plaintiff has dropped this lawyer-driven sham and that the case has been dismissed with prejudice.

As previously reported in August 2021, the plaintiff, who is now 68, accused Dylan of sexually abusing her over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 when she was a 12-year-old girl.

When the lawsuit was filed, Page Six noted at the time, “The suit was filed late Friday (August 13), on the eve of the closure of the New York Child Victims’ Act look-back window. The window allowed victims of childhood abuse to file suit  against their attackers and the institutions that protected them regardless of how old the claims were and whether they had since passed beyond the statute of limitations.”

In January 2022, Dylan and his defense team filed a complaint in court stating, “This case – based on plaintiff’s alleged interactions with Bob Dylan more than 56 years ago — is a brazen shakedown masquerading as a lawsuit. It was filed in bad faith for the improper purpose of extracting a huge payout on the threat of negative publicity. The allegation is false, malicious, reckless and defamatory. Mr. Dylan will not be extorted.”

The complaint further criticized Dylan’s accuser writing, “According to her own website, plaintiff is a psychic who specializes in ‘channeling’ the deceased loved ones of grieving families — for a fee.” Additionally, the complaint alleges the plaintiff said she was once abducted by aliens and says she claims to be a medium of sorts and “…speaks to cats, dogs and other animals — alive and dead — as well as insects and plants.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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