Dylan’s attorneys claimed Wednesday that the plaintiff failed to produce court-ordered documents, including text messages and emails. Dylan’s attorneys said the plaintiff, now a woman in her 60s identified in the lawsuit by the initials “JC”, “destroyed evidence directly relevant to the central factual allegations in this litigation.”
Orin Snyder, Dylan’s lead attorney, said: “This case is over. It’s outrageous that it was ever brought in the first place.” He added that the case was a “sham carried out by a lawyer” and he was delighted with its rejection.
The 2021 lawsuit accused Dylan of befriending the plaintiff, “to lower her inhibitions for the purpose of sexually abusing her, 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.”
In a statement after the lawsuit was filed last year, a spokesperson for Dylan said the 56-year-old’s “claim is false and will be vigorously defended.”
CNN has contacted the plaintiff’s attorneys for comment.
He has sold over 125 million records during his career. Some of his most famous songs include “The Times They Are a-Changin'”, “Like a Rolling Stone”, and “Blowin’ in the Wind”.