Bob Dylan‘s legal team is reportedly seeking “monetary sanctions” against the lawyers who filed a lawsuit that alleged Dylan sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in 1965.
According to sources, including Billboard and Pitchfork, Dylan’s lead attorney Orin Snyder wrote in a letter to a federal judge that the attorneys, Daniel W. Isaacs and Peter J. Gleason, “should not have brought this action—accusing [Bob Dylan] of a heinous crime—if they did not intend to responsibly litigate it. It is more than appropriate to hold them accountable.”
A woman identified as J.C. had alleged in a lawsuit filed last year that Dylan abused her in his room at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan when he was 23 or 24 years old. A spokesperson for Dylan called the claims “untrue.”
The case was dropped earlier this summer after Dylan’s attorneys accused J.C. of destroying evidence after she failed to turn over emails and text messages by a court-ordered deadline and J.C.’s legal team members also notified the judge that they had been discharged by the plaintiff as her attorneys.
Dylan’s attorneys are now demanding “real consequences” for attorneys Daniel Isaacs and Peter Gleason over their “systematic discovery violations” while handling the case.
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