“I will testify for Bob Dylan on allegations of sexual abuse,” says singer who had an affair with a star – .

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“I will testify for Bob Dylan on allegations of sexual abuse,” says singer who had an affair with a star – .


A British singer who had an affair with Bob Dylan has said she will go to court to defend him against historic allegations of sexual abuse.
Dana Gillespie, 72, was with the rock legend in London in April 1965 – the same month he was accused of assaulting a 12-year-old in New York City.

The alleged victim, known only as JC, seeks damages and a lawsuit for sexual abuse, assault, bodily harm, forcible confinement and emotional suffering.

Dylan denies the allegations, with a spokesperson saying that “the claim is false and will be vigorously defended.”

Dana was 16 when she met the star, then 23, but says she “can’t imagine he would have been interested in a 12-year-old girl.”

She told us, “Of course I would be prepared to be a character witness in court. I would always defend him, but I doubt he needs my help with anything.








Bob Dylan faces prosecution for allegedly abusing 12-year-old girl in the 1960s
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Dylan and Dana’s 1965 adventure was repeated when he returned to London two years later, documented in his recent memoir Weren’t Born A Man.

The respected blues singer, who has recorded 72 albums, has also had romances with David Bowie and Mick Jagger. She said of Dylan, “He never forced anything on me that I didn’t want.

“I don’t think a man with any intelligence would do that. He was not desperate.

“And he wasn’t the alcoholic type either, I never saw him in his state of mind.” His was brighter than most minds.

JC’s lawsuit accuses Dylan, now 80, of making “an emotional connection” to “lowering his inhibitions for the purpose of sexually abusing him, which he did, coupled with the supply of drugs,” alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day ”.











Dylan and Dana’s adventure in 1965 was repeated when he returned to London two years later, documented in his recent memoir Weren’t Born A Man.
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Now 68, she dates the alleged abuse six weeks to April and May 1965 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York where Dylan had an apartment.

A 13-page legal overview of his claim has been filed with the city’s Supreme Court. Dylan’s biographer Clinton Heylin has written numerous books on the singer’s life, including one covering the period in question.

He said JC’s allegations were “not possible”. He said: “Dylan was on tour in England during this time and was in Los Angeles for two of those weeks, plus a day or two in Woodstock.

“The tour lasted 10 days, but Bob flew to London on April 26 and returned to New York on June 3. If he was in New York in mid-April, it wasn’t more than a day or two. Woodstock was where he spent most of his time when he was not on tour. And if he was in New York, he invariably stayed at his manager’s apartment in Gramercy, not at the Chelsea.

But JC’s attorney, Daniel Isaacs, dismissed Heylin’s claims.

He told celebrity magazine Page Six: “There are dates he hasn’t been on tour for several weeks in April and it will all be released when the time is right.

“The complaints were reviewed before the case was filed and we did our research. The evidence will establish that he was in New York during the relevant period.

The allegations could be devastating for ’60s icon Dylan, who is the only songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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