Jul 29, 2022 - Economy & Business

Bob Dylan's accuser drops sexual abuse lawsuit

Bob Dylan performs on a double bill with Neil Young at Hyde Park on July 12, 2019 in London, England.
Bob Dylan performs in London in 2019: Photo: Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images for ABA

Bob Dylan's accuser on Thursday withdrew the lawsuit in which she alleged that the musician sexually abused her in 1965 when she was a 12-year-old girl.

Driving the news: The unnamed plaintiff asked a federal judge to dismiss the suit one day after Dylan's attorneys claimed she destroyed key messages related to the case, per Billboard and Law360.

For the record: The dismissal means the lawsuit will be permanently closed.

What they're saying: "This case is over. It is outrageous that it was ever brought in the first place," said Orin Snyder, Dylan's lead attorney, in an emailed statement to Billboard.

  • "We are pleased that the plaintiff has dropped this lawyer-driven sham and that the case has been dismissed with prejudice."
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