By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan is being accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl back in 1965.

The woman, who is now 68, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan.

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She alleges Dylan used his status as a famous musician to befriend her over a six week period.

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She alleges he abused her multiple times at his apartment in the Hotel Chelsea after giving her drugs and alcohol.

A spokesperson for Dylan said the 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.

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CBSNewYork Team