Bob Dylan’s legal professionals say his accuser is a kooky psychic who guarantees she was kidnapped by aliens as they fight allegations he sexually abused her, in accordance with courtroom docket papers filed Thursday.
The lady submitted slot in August alleging that she was simply 12 a long time earlier when the “Blowin’ within the Wind” crooner plied her with liquor and medicines previous to sexually abusing her numerous conditions at his Chelsea Resort condominium in New York in 1965.
Within the new filings, Dylan’s legal professionals declare that the girl’s accusations are “a fantastical and fictitious story remaining exploited for fiscal get hold of.”
The courtroom recordsdata bear in mind that on her website online, the now 68-calendar year-old accuser — who submitted go effectively with anonymously beneath the initials J.C. — states she is a psychic who can channel deceased members of the family associates for all these in mourning.
The authorized professionals say the accuser has publicly claimed to have piloted a spaceship by way of an alien abduction and channeled early twentieth century famed escape artist Harry Houdini. She additionally has claimed she will be able to converse with every live and lifeless animals and may study tea leaves, espresso grinds and even smudged lipstick, the submitting statements.
Dylan’s authorized professionals slammed her go well with as loaded with “ludicrous” allegations which might be “chronologically unattainable” — and “a pernicious try and extort Mr. Dylan,” in accordance to the papers.
Additionally they known as the case a “brazen shakedown” submitted “for the inappropriate intent of extracting an enormous payout on the specter of harmful publicity.”
Supporters of the “Like a Rolling Stone” singer and songwriter argue that he couldn’t have carried out the abuse in April and Could of 1965, as the girl’s accommodate alleged, since he was away on tour and touring during that point.
However Daniel Isaacs, one of many legal professionals symbolizing the accuser, taken care of there was sufficient time in between Dylan’s journey for the abuse to have taken put.
Earlier week, the accuser submitted an present mannequin of the match increasing the timeframe of the alleged abuse from April and Could to the “the spring” of that calendar 12 months.
Dylan’s legal professionals say the artist is heading to “vigorously defend himself towards these legislation firm-pushed lies and search out redress from all these individuals accountable, together with by looking for sanctions versus people reliable for manufacturing and bringing this abusive go well with.”
J.C.’s different lawyer Peter Gleason cited a CBS Information ballot finding that round fifty % of People think about in psychic phenomena.
“Making an attempt to discredit my shopper for working within the space of psychic phenomenon operates counter to what a the better a part of People really feel,” Gleason mentioned.
And as to the allegations of “lawyer-pushed lies,” on the accuser’s aspect, Gleason talked about: “For a legislation agency to assault one other legislation agency is an indication of weak level not power.”