BOB Dylan has been sued for allegedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965.

The music legend, 80, is accused of giving the girl "drugs and alcohol before sexually abusing her at his Chelsea Hotel apartment," at the height of his mid 1960s fame, the new lawsuit alleges.

According to the Manhattan Supreme Court papers, the Like a Rolling Stone singer used his platform and fame to gain control of the victim – who is only listed as "J.C." – “as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse.”

The suit, filed on Friday, alleges: “Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff."

The singer's spokesperson told Page Six: 'This 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.'

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    This is not the first lawsuit to come Dylan's way.

    Back in July of 2021, Dylan won an unrelated lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court after being sued by Claudia Levy, the wife of late songwriter Jacques Levy, who was looking for part of the $400 million he received after selling his song catalogue to Universal Music Publishing Group.

    Levy argued that her late husband's estate was owed 35 percent “of the purchase price” Dylan got, but his lawyers argued that under a 1975 contract that Dylan and Jacques signed, the estate was only entitled to 35 percent in royalties, and a judge agreed.

    “The 1975 agreement vested in Dylan complete ownership and control of the copyrights to the compositions and limited Levy’s rights to 35% of the specified compensation, which consisted primarily of licensing royalties and in no way can be construed to include a portion of Dylan’s sale of his own copyrights and royalty rights,” Judge Barry Ostrager wrote in his decision.

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    J.C.’s lawyer, Daniel Isaacs, told The Post on Monday, “The complaint speaks for itself,” and the declined to comment further.

    In response, Dylan's spokesman told The Post the same day that, “This 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”

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    In a lawsuit filed on Friday, August 13, 2021, the legendary singer was accused of allegedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old and giving her drugs and alcohol in a NYC hotel back in 1965.

    According to papers filed at the Manhattan Supreme Court, Dylan used his fame to gain control of the victim, who is referred to as, "J.C," – “as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse.”

    The lawsuit alleges: “Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff."

    It is unknown how much the lawsuit is for as J.C is seeking a jury trial.

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    Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941.

    He is currently 80 years old.

    Throughout his life, Dylan has been married twice.

    His first marriage was to Sara Dylan from 1965 to 1977 following their divorce, Dylan got re-married almost a decade later to Carolyn Dennis.

    The two tied the knot in 1986 but parted ways shortly after in 1992.

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    Bob adopted Maria when he married her mum Sara Lownds.

    She was born on October 21, 1961 and is a Santa Monica lawyer.

    Maria married Peter Himmelman in 1988, and they have four children together.

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    Jesse is one of the more famous members of the Dylan family.

    Born on January 6, 1966 he is a film director and production executive.

    Jesse directorial work includes comedies such as Kicking and Screaming, starring Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall, American Wedding and How High.

    He is also the founder of the media production company Wondros and Lybba, a non-profit organisation.

    Jesse is married to Susan Traylor and they have two children together.

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    Anna was born July 11, 1967 but has remained away from the spotlight.

    According to reports she works as an artist, but not much else is known about her.

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    Born July 30, 1968, Sam has also shunned the showbiz life.

    We do know he works as a photographer, and lives with his wife, Stacy Hochheiser, and their son Jonah.

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    Like his brother Jesse, Jakob has enjoyed a career in entertainment.

    Born on December 9, 1969, like his famous father he is a singer-songwriter and rose to fame in the rock band Wallflowers in 1989.

    As part of that group, he has written hit songs such as 6th Avenue Heartache and One Headlight.

    Jakob married his girlfriend Paige, a screenwriter, in 1992.

    The couple have four sons together and live in Los Angeles.

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    Not much is known about Desiree as she is considered Bob's "secret daughter".

    We do know she was born on January 31, 1986 and her mum is Carolyn Dennis, who worked as a backup singer.

    In fact his marriage to Carolyn – which started in 1986 and ended in 1992 – wasn't made public until Howard Sounes's 2001 biography Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan revealed all.

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    Bob's career has spanned almost sixty years and has seen him become a global megastar.

    Along the way he has been married twice and had A LOT of kids.

    In fact, Bob has a brood of six children – with the first being born in the 60s and the last in the 80s.

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    The victim, who is now 65 years old and living in Connecticut, explains the emotional effects from the abuse have had a long-term impact on her and she's had to reach out for medical treatment, according to the filing.

    The suits alleges everything the victim has dealt with following the alleged abuse “are of a permanent and lasting natures and have incapacitated plaintiff from attending her regular activities."

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    The suit, filed on Friday, alleges: “Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff."

    It also claims the musician established the “connection” to “lower [J.C.’s] inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”

    The suit claims the allege abuse happened numerous times and occurred at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC.

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