Joan Carra accuses Bob Dylan: The Legend, the Psychic, and the Unethical Legal Duo

By Arthur Knight 
Zeus News Chief 

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Bob Dylan will undeniably spare no expense to protect his legacy from sex abuse-accuser Joan Carra and two publicity-hungry lawyers. We know who Dylan is. But who are the other characters? Arthur Knight of ZEUS NEWS is the first to bring you the identity and history of the accuser of legendary singer/songwriter/artist/Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, and it’s Greenwich Connecticut based Psychic Medium JOAN CARRA

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23 August 2021

ZEUS NEWS — For over 20 years Joan Carra has been a mainstay of the psychic industry. Revered around the world as a public figure offering valued sage advice and published in The Wall Street Journal and featured in New York magazine, Carra, a 68-year-old ex-New Yorker now based in Greenwich, Connecticut USA, is described on her website as a product of a “metaphysical family” from Long Island.

It’s almost like a Bob Dylan song, with a dystopian reality for him, his family, friends, and fans to be accused of horrific acts:

Señor, señor, I can see that painted wagon
I can smell the tail of the dragon
Can’t stand the suspense anymore
Can you tell me who to contact here, señor?

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Psychic experiences were “natural and not supernatural”, Carra’s website says, owed to a father who possessed an occult library, a mother with prophetic dreams, and an aunt called Josie who read playing cards as well as ground coffee beans. Carra has carried on the family tradition and is cited in books, magazines, and local television programmes as “one of the top psychics in America”.

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Joan Carra, Bob Dylan
Joan Carra has accused legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan of abuse

In an interview with Marko Velimirovic of MysticMag published on 8 August 2021, Carra says she never expected to become a psychic until after an alleged unspecified emotional trauma “a long time ago” changed her life course. Carra says of her healing journey that she “realised that [she] needed to do it on a spiritual and psychological level” and added “Intuition has always been in my family and genes”.

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This past weekend, in a year beleaguered by the continuing coronavirus pandemic and a month that witnessed what is arguably the worst foreign policy crisis in a generation after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, Joan Carra participated in the New Life Expo which has previously boasted revered names such as Deepak Chopra and Dr Oz as featured speakers. Carra joined these formidable personalities with a thirty minute lecture on “A Celebration of Life After Death” promising to demonstrate her ability to communicate with friends, family, and “even pets” who have “crossed over on the other side”.

Well, the last thing I remember before I stripped and kneeled
Was that trainload of fools bogged down in a magnetic field
A gypsy with a broken flag and a flashing ring
Said, “Son, this ain’t a dream no more, it’s the real thing”

As a renowned public figure and psychic medium Joan Carra was interviewed by New York Magazine about who would win the 2020 United States presidential election between Joe Biden and incumbent premier Donald Trump: “I heard, intuitively, that the vice-president takes over the White House and it will be very conservative. I thought it meant Biden, but unfortunately the message repeated ‘very conservative,’ as in, [then US Vice President Mike] Pence”. Biden indeed won the election yet Carra’s gifts, which she claims were tapped from her family’s genetic psychic abilities, are learnt “by doing”, and not always sharing her sixth sense with others, as she told WAG Magazine.

Joan Carra was born on 25 March 1953 at the height of Baby Boomer America. On the day she was born, Patti Page’s “The Doggie in the Window” was the Billboard number-one single. Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander during the Second World War, had served as US President for two months along with his vice-president Richard Nixon, who later became president himself and resigned amidst the infamous Watergate scandal. The world was still weary after two world wars fought within a 30-year timescale, and Eisenhower was threatening to use nuclear weapons in China during the Korean War until both countries agreed to an armistice. Domestically Eisenhower presided over two full terms as a US president lauded for economic prosperity.

After a childhood and young adulthood spent in Long Island, attending Herricks High School in New Hyde Park and living in Greenwich Village Joan Carra attended Goddard College in the US state of Vermont. According to her contemporaries at the time Carra was a product of her generation coming of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s, voting as a member of the Democrat party and living a flower child existence at university in Vermont. Goddard was widely considered a hub for those who shared the norms and beliefs of the counterculture movement of free love, a society free of money and capitalism, and “spiritual pharmacopeia”. As Carra explains in the WAG interview, “During a difficult period, I cried out to the universe and I experienced this light beam which I knew was the all of one.”

Señor, señor, you know their hearts is as hard as leather
Well, give me a minute, let me get it together
I just gotta pick myself up off the floor
I’m ready when you are, señor

It is the light beam, “all of one”, and psychic gifts and talents, as she described, that propel Carra through her life.

Carra, whilst maintaining a busy schedule of helping her clients through life with psychic reading sessions where her fees range between USD$125.00 and $500.00 depending on the length and setting of the reading, seems to have come to terms with the alleged “emotional trauma” that so beset her she went from living with an occultist bibliophile father and prophetic dreaming mother as a child to becoming a psychic as an adult. Joan Carra has now raised a lawsuit against singer-songwriter and Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, accusing him of the most egregious of crimes.

The 13-page complaint, raised 56 years after the alleged abuse, contains, if true, troubling statements about both Bob Dylan and Joan Carra. Dylan is painted as a villainous abuser and Carra is held out to be severely damaged and extremely debilitated in her daily affairs. Both characterisations would be caricatures of Dylan and Carra since they both hold themselves out to be high-functioning, respected members of their craft. The complaint, authored by Carra’s legal representatives, filed with a New York court, appears to cast doubt on what listeners of Dylan and students of Carra have believed to be the truth about them.

Señor, señor, let’s disconnect these cables
Overturn these tables
This place don’t make sense to me no more
Can you tell me what we’re waiting for, señor?

Carra has claimed in the lawsuit through her legal representatives that in April 1965, shortly after her twelfth birthday in March, she was drugged, forced alcohol, and sexually abused by Dylan, then aged 24, in 1965 at New York City’s famed Hotel Chelsea. Carra’s lawyers, Daniel W Isaacs and Peter J Gleason, are somewhat doubtful of Carra’s success and stability. In the complaint raised in the Supreme County Court of New York Issacs and Gleason say that Bob Dylan’s actions left Joan Carra “emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day”.

The lawsuit, filed by Gleason and Isaacs about three hours before the expiry date that would prohibit raising the complaint, was to allow Dylan’s legal representatives to comply with their demand for compensation for Carra’s alleged continuing to suffer from “emotional and physical injury including […] severe mental distress, anguish, humiliation, and embarrassment, as well as economic losses”. Gleason and Isaacs appear to request monetary reimbursement for Carra’s medical care and and attention whilst engaged in the effort to “cure herself of her injuries”.

Joan Carra, Bob Dylan
Joan Carra

The injuries, according to Gleason and Isaacs, are “permanent and lasting”. Carra, they claim, is incapacitated from “attending her regular activities”. As a result of the alleged incidents from 56 years ago, the injuries suffered at the time included “severe emotional and psychological distress, humiliation, fright, disassociation, anger, depression, anxiety, personal turmoil and loss of faith, a severe shock to her nervous system, unspecified “outrageous” conduct, physical pain and mental anguish, and emotional and psychological damage” which are also, according to Gleason and Isaacs, “permanent and lasting” and Carra will “become obligated” to spend money on unspecified “medical care” and “treatment”.

Along with compensatory, punitive, and exemplary damages that would be awarded due to Dylan’s alleged “malicious, fraudulent, oppressive, and evil motives” the lawsuit appears to demand further compensation for a catalogue of alleged crimes including “grooming”, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional stress, unspecified “predatory, sexual, and unlawful” acts, sexual molestation, sexual abuse, battery, contact that was harmful and caused offence, and providing drugs and alcohol to a minor.

Joan Carra’s allegations, if true, are bound to blemish the singer’s storied career forever.

Bob Dylan’s representatives released a statement to Zeus News stating that “the fifty-six-year-old allegations are untrue and will be vigourously defended”.

Joan Carra requested her name be included in a caption in this photo by Jerry Schatzberg in 2013 and possibly later

In earlier years, Carra has attempted to be recognised as a part of the Dylan entourage since at least the early 2010s. On various websites and online forums Joan Carra is discussed as a “mystery girl” in a photograph with Dylan taken on 5 October 1965 at New York City’s Ondine Club owned by photographer Jerry Schatzberg. The speculation documented on websites reviewed by Zeus News included that the young woman in the photo was Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick or another Dylan friend Carole Adler. Sources including Schatzberg and his colleagues confirmed that it was definitely not Sedgwick but could not conclude that it was Adler. However in 2013 Joan Carra sent multiple emails to the webmaster of the website attempting to answer the enquiry about the unknown “girl with the headband” in the photograph speaking to a 24-year-old Dylan: the webmaster reported that Carra reached out to them to inform online sleuths that, allegedly, the girl with the headband was actually her.

Note: Joan Carra left a comment on this article (see below) with the user name “Silent NO More” demanding that we remove the photo as that was not the photo she claimed was her. Later the webmaster of Searching for a Gem apparently removed any mention to Carra’s name. However, the website is preserved here and here.

Other forum participants as recent as March 2019 have mentioned Carra’s name when attempting to identify the unknown girl with the headband such as at Steve Hoffman Music Forums (here is a backup link).

Joan Carra speaks about Bob Dylan and other topics

Under the condition of anonymity, a client of Joan Carra provided audio recordings to Zeus News where Carra spoke at length about her case against Dylan, interpretations of celebrity abuse, and her current fight with the US taxman, the Internal Revenue Service.

At the beginning of the phone call with Carra the client was told that the telephone psychic reading could not go forward for as long as 30 minutes since she was “dealing with the bank and the IRS right now”. Carra went on: “Two years ago I did electronic [tax] payments and now they are telling me they didn’t come through and then I just realised my return, the money they owe me for 2019, did not come through so I’ve got to deal with [that…]”. Carra continued: “I have all the bank papers, I’m calling the bank, so right now I’m a little stressed looking at this. It’s not going to work out. They didn’t pay me, it was supposed to be, the electronic payment, looks like, they didn’t, I didn’t get theirs, and they didn’t get mine. Yeah, it’s something weird.”

Carra was asked about her involvement with the allegations against Bob Dylan: “Yeah but you know I can’t say anything about it, you know, they’re crazy drug addicts. A lot of musicians, and you know, anything’s possible, right? You know? Just so you know, you have to look up, he was very close friends with Allen Ginsberg who was a known serial child molester. He was in Nambla, he was in a documentary about “National American Man Boy Love Association”, so, you have to look at that because Dylan and Ginsberg were very close. So anything could happen, and when you’re drugged out, you could do crazy things, right? In those days Elvis had 13-year-olds… and there’s even a website of all the rock stars who had young girlfriends.”

She continued, “Things were around, I studied poetry, so I saw about Ginsberg, and things like that.”

When asked if she believed Dylan to be innocent, Carra said “I’m not, this isn’t, this reading isn’t for this okay? I have to deal with what I’ve got to deal with. I don’t like to be a celebrity paparazzi you know? Because it’s not my place to look at people who aren’t asking me to read. And you know what? I’m not even thinking, I’ve got other things I’ve got to deal with, and you know, people have to deal with it, and if he was guilty then people have to realise, uh, that, you know, people go through a lot of pain. And maybe he had his own pain and demons and uh, the person did, you know, so we just have to respect that um, we learn from these things.”

Invoking the Me Too Movement, Carra said “We’re in a culture now that people can finally speak up, look at R Kelly and stuff. Michael Jackson, if you read the psychologist’s, and the maid, and even Marlon Brando’s interview, about Michael Jackson, they all said ‘there were crazy things going on with those young boys’. They found underwear, Marlon Brando had a talk with him. Yes people are great artists. It doesn’t mean they have mental illness and these things. People have been abused and we weren’t allowed to speak and it caused a lot of pain. And yes they are legends and we’re not saying they’re not brilliant people, but, uh, you know, there’s things that happen.”

She continued: “And you know what, I’m a person where, we have to look at compassion and forgiveness, but forgiveness doesn’t mean to condone so you’ve got to look at stuff like that, you know? I’m talking about Michael Jackson had, er, Marlon Brando’s interview with Michael Jackson, where Michael Jackson said he did it, I read that. Everybody read that. And we have to look at the Taliban, what’s going to happen with the poor women there. So, you know, we have to learn there’s, uh, no pill, you know, so we just got to learn as a society, these things, we have to study it where we don’t know what to do, you know, how do you stop it, I don’t know, the priests, it’s all big stuff.”

Referring to her case against Dylan, she said, “And you know what, that didn’t even go to trial yet, or court, or deposition, so what are you going to do? We can’t, you just read the lawyer’s statement, that’s all we can say.”

Carra concluded the psychic reading with “I’ve gotta get back to the bank. The next two days are a little bit intense for me, even three days, and I have to, uh, focus. More next week, because I’ve got to do the New Life Expo all day Saturday, virtually. You know what word I like to use, ‘Things evolve'”.

Daniel Isaacs and Peter Gleason

After speaking with Carra, the source also spoke with Carra’s lawyers, Peter Gleason and Daniel Isaacs. Zeus News reviewed a recording of the conversation between the source and Gleason and Isaacs.

Isaacs said, “You know what’s interesting, is, there was another article in The New York Post and I just spoke to someone who is coming out with a documentary about all the abusive stuff that was going on in the 70s and 80s with these musicians, and the fact there was no Me Too movements in music, and maybe this is beginning, so lots of things are going to start happening.”

Isaacs continued, “We both took this case, and filed it, you know, not lightly, you know? I believed our client even though it happened many years ago. Reading about Mr Dylan in my background research he was not the person I thought he was. Right Pete? Wouldn’t you say?” Isaacs chuckled.

Gleason, sternly, said “I would agree 100 per cent.” He continued, “We are presently speaking to Dylan’s attorney. We’re in conversations with the counsel and it’s all, at this point in time, our conversations with the lawyers, is strictly confidential.”

Isaacs interjected, “We’ll be meeting with Dylan’s lawyer in the next week or two, having a sit-down, face to face meeting. Just [attorney] to attorney, so basically, we can look each other in the eye, size each other up, and discuss the matter. We’ve been fielding phone calls from all over the place, with all major media outlets wanting us to come on television, and this and that, but we’ve been very glib and quiet. We think that’s the best way at this junction to protect our client.”

Isaacs and Gleason both pressurised the source to disclose any negative or incriminating information they might have about Dylan.

Both legal professionals have attracted negative attention in the past prior to being instructed by Joan.

Peter J Gleason Joan Carra Bob Dylan
Peter J Gleason

Peter J Gleason, who once ran for the New York City Council, has defended clients accused of serious abuse and has also acted on the instructions of clients who have alleged abuse by others. Gleason is perhaps most known to date for unsuccessfully asking a US Judge to prevent from public viewing any communications he had with Michael Cohen about two of his clients alleged to have been victims of former New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman. Cohen was formerly the longtime legal adviser to former US president Donald Trump and The Trump Organisation. Cohen and Trump have since severed all ties, and Cohen served a prison sentence. Gleason’s request was made to the judge overseeing the investigation into Cohen.

The New York Times reported that Gleason discussed his clients’ abuse allegations against Schneiderman with Cohen because Trump, who was at the time planning to stand in the next election for New York Governor, promised to “bring to light the women’s accusations” if elected.

In the same article, the Times of New York said of Gleason: “In his legal practice, he has shown a penchant for involving himself in salacious, tabloid-ready cases. In 2012, for instance, he represented Anna Gristina, the so-called Soccer Mom Madam, who was accused of running a brothel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (At a hearing in the case, Mr Gleason offered to put up his own TriBeCa loft to help pay Ms Gristina’s bond and told the judge that she and her family could move in with him while she awaited trial.)”

Gleason’s loft was worth USD$2.5 million, according to The Guardian. Gristina was not only accused of running a brothel. She was accused of employing underage girls to work in the brothel located in the fashionable Upper East Side district of Manhattan and earned approximately USD$15 million during that time. After Gleason offered his flat for her bond and invited her to live with him, he removed himself from the case.

Gleason is also a former police officer and firefighter for New York City and once tried to purchase Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. In an interview with The Guardian he said that Elvis was his “musical hero” and designed a room in his multi-million dollar flat after one of the themed rooms at Graceland: “The couch is the same colour as the shag carpet in Graceland. The room was designed with Elvis’s jungle room in mind,” he said.

When Gleason ran for the City Council, the defunct New York Village Voice published a damning profile of the then-candidate in 2009: “Gleason’s big claim to fame is that he was a firefighter for […] 10 years, during which he says he visited 90 percent of the buildings in the district, ‘checking out conditions or responding to calls.’ He’s boasted that this service enabled him to ‘know the district well’, establishing his connections to a neighborhood he only moved into two years before he first ran to represent it.

“But a Voice review of his FDNY records reveals that he was an active firefighter in the district for only a bit more than three years and that his department record is riddled with long stretches of time when he was either on leave or light duty, far away from the Lower East Side firehouse that he cites as the nexus of his relationship to the community.

“By the time Gleason retired on a full disability pension in November 1996 (while in his second year at Queens Law School), he had already taken nearly 49 months of paid medical leave or light-duty assignments, cutting short his FDNY career by over four years.

Gleason was also shamed for wearing “full firefighter regalia” on 11 September 2001 for what some said was a photo opportunity “though he’d actually left the department five years earlier.”

In one case, Gleason was injured and reaped, it was reported, a hefty settlement and used the money to hop onto the New York City property ladder.

“By his own count, he made almost a million-dollar profit on the sale of two East 80th Street apartments in 2007, minus taxes, which he complained about bitterly in a Voice interview. Between the settlement and the disability pension, the accident, as painful as it might have been, was the biggest payday of his life.” Barrett wrote Gleason’s legal career as a lawyer, celebrated on his (since removed campaign website) is “similarly mysterious.”

The Village Voice reported Gleason began law school in 1995 and after taking a decade to earn his law degree, was admitted to practice in 2004.

“Other than a series of sometimes bizarre cases brought either by him or a small law firm he is associated with to this day — once attempting to overturn his own failing grade in a law school class, and another time when he tripped over a hose in a Home Depot store — he has a scant legal history,” he wrote.

Daniel W Isaacs

Meet Dan Isaacs

Daniel W Isaacs is the former director of the New York City Republican Party and a one-time republican candidate for the New York State Assembly in the 89th District in 1996. Isaacs, according to documents submitted in court cases, is in a dire financial situation. As reported in a blog post (alternate link) by Larry “Noodles” Dressler, Isaacs is not paying maintenance to a former wife for his children and has not been forthcoming with a court about a case where he is a defendant and owes USD$100,000:

“The lawyer hired to file the lawsuit against Bob Dylan is Daniel W. Isaacs, who works out of Mt Kisco, NY. Daniel Isaacs graduated from New York Law School back in 1992. New York Law School is one of the lowest rated law schools in the country.

“Daniel Isaacs is currently in foreclosure on a $360K mortgage he co-signed with his ex-wife Silvanna DeBellis. DeBellis is living in the house in foreclosure that is located at 113 Highland Lake Road, Highland Lake, NY. DeBellis recently filed a hardship letter to try to stop the foreclosure on the grounds that her deadbeat ex-husband Daniel Isaacs has not been paying child support.

“Isaacs also got sued in 2001 and 2011 in foreclosure cases. Daniel Isaacs is currently getting sued by a financial company on a $270K promissory note in New York State Court. Dr. Norman J. Isaacs and Beatrice M. Isaacs both co-signed and guaranteed the note. Beatrice is also getting sued on the note.

“Attorney Isaacs recently asked for an extension of time to respond to discovery requests filed by the plaintiff in the case. Isaacs wrote the following letter on July 6, 2021, to New York Judge Henry Nowak:

“It must be noted that I am a solo practitioner, without any support staff, handling over 60 active litigation cases, and doing my utmost to get them resolved and plaintiff paid in a difficult legal environment for plaintiff’s attorneys. It should be further noted that I had previously represented to plaintiff’s counsel that I would make a $100,000.00 payment this past April. I did in fact do so, but my computer was hacked, and the funds diverted to third party. When plaintiff’s counsel did not receive the payment and I did not respond to their e-mails (blocked by the hacker), they filed the instant motion. We both became aware of what occurred this past Thursday and a police report has been filed. They have however declined to consent to my request.”

“Daniel Isaacs expects Judge Nowak to believe that someone hacked his computer and took the $100K that he was going to use to pay the plaintiff financial company, which had nothing to do with his request for an extension of time to respond to the discovery requests. Where did Isaacs get his hands on $100K when he can’t even pay child support?”

ZNN also learnt that in 2013 The New York Post reported that Daniel Isaacs was on an audio recording accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent. Isaacs said he was “never charged”.

What about Bob?

Meanwhile Bob Dylan fans around the globe have feverishly scoured the internet and other sources of information for his locations in the timetable alleged by Joan Carra, that of “six weeks” between “April and May 1965”.

Why Carra would spend years making attempts and requests to include her name in a caption of a photograph of a young woman that may or may not be her with Bob Dylan taken on 5 October 1965 as late as 2013 may never be known. But what is known is that between April and May 1965, Dylan was on tour, traveling, being filmed, or overseas working or on holiday.

Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin told HuffPost: “It’s not possible. Dylan was touring England during that time, and was in Los Angeles for two of those weeks, plus a day or two at Woodstock. The tour was 10 days, but Bob flew into London on 26 April and arrived back in New York on 3 June. If Dylan was in New York in mid-April, it was for no more than a day or two. Woodstock was where he spent most of his time when not touring. And if he was in NYC, he invariably stayed at his manager’s apartment in Gramercy, not the Chelsea.”

Terri Thal, Bob Dylan’s original manager when he first arrived in New York City told the Rockland/Westchester Journal News that “I never knew Bob to have an ounce of physical aggression and that’s all I have to say about it. It’s just not something I’ve ever saw.” She went on to say “The man I knew, when I knew him, wouldn’t have been capable of physical violence on anybody.”

Isaacs is standing by Joan Carra.

He told The New York Post entertainment hub Page Six that Dylan’s tour schedule “was not inconsistent” with Carra’s claims. “There are dates that he wasn’t touring for several weeks in April and this will all come out at that appropriate time. The claims were vetted before the case was filed and we did our research. It’s our position that the evidence will establish that he was in New York during the relevant time period.”

Isaacs, though, appears to be moving the goalposts for his and Gleason’s original complaint raised on Carra’s instructions.

Initially it was six weeks of false imprisonment, abuse, drugs, alcohol, and apparently no parental oversight whatsoever between Dylan and Carra. Now, it has dwindled to “several” weeks in April. It is undisputed that Dylan was overseas for the entire month of May 1965. As reported in Rolling Stone, Dylan “spent significant time in April playing acoustic gigs in West Coast cities: Berkeley, California (April 3rd), Vancouver, British Columbia (April 9th), Portland, Oregon (April 24th) and Seattle, Washington (April 24th).

“On April 25th, as documented in the clip above shot by documentarian D.A. Pennebaker’s camera crew, he left from Seattle for his Don’t Look Back tour in the U.K., where he was shadowed throughout by Pennebaker and his crew. The tour began April 30th in Sheffield, England and wrapped up May 10th in London at the Royal Albert Hall, but Dylan didn’t return to the U.S. until June, according to contemporaneous documentation of his schedule. After the tour, Dylan headed to Portugal for a vacation with his future wife, Sara Lownds. They returned to London shortly before Dylan’s 24th birthday on May 24th, and he was hospitalized at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington after coming down with an illness on the trip.

“The only window he could have been in New York throughout April and May 1965 was a short period of time in mid-April. “If Dylan was in New York in mid-April, it was for no more than a day or two,” says Clinton Heylin, author of the recent book The Double Life Of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling (1941-1966) and a leading Dylan scholar. “It is almost impossible to find one week — let alone six — that spring when Dylan could have been staying at the Chelsea Hotel,” he adds.

Dylan, who recently won a court case raised in the same New York court against the widow of former collaborator Jacques Levy as she tried to claim for his Estate some of the speculated $300 million Dylan accumulated following the sale of his catalogue to Universal Music Group, has remained characteristically silent during this chaos with the exception of the brief statement denying Carra’s allegations issued through his management and releasing a previously unheard rendition of his “Blind Willie McTell” on his YouTube channel.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, a winner of the Nobel Prize, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, multiple Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 by Bruce Springsteen. He has frequently been characterised as the voice of a generation (or more than one), a musical prodigy, and a cultural icon. Dylan has his own brand of whiskey, Heaven’s Door, and a musical using his back catalogue, Girl from the North Country, has been performed at The Old Vic, the Noël Coward Theatre, and on Broadway and was released to critical acclaim. He released Rough and Rowdy Ways, his 39th studio album, to widespread praise and positive reviews making it the second-highest rated album of 2020. Dylan has performed in the presence of Martin Luther King Jr, popes, members of Royal families across the world, and presidents of the US. He released three albums devoted to Frank Sinatra covers to celebrate the Great American Songbook. He crafts gates and other sculptures out of iron from his Black Buffalo Ironworks Studio and his paintings and artwork have been exhibited worldwide.

Dylan has undeniably changed the course of music and art, inspiring millions with his words and melodies. He is also fiercely private and protective of his family and his personal life. Achieving success at such a young age when he was discovered by Columbia Records producer John Hammond after performing in Greenwich Village gave Dylan insight into how best to handle those who would intrude into his privacy and personal world.

How such a man could ever commit such vile acts of cruelty is beyond all reason. Carra, Issacs, and Gleason have offered not one iota of evidence to substantiate their claims raised in the complaint, leaving it to the mainstream media to declare a dreadful soundbite-sized recitation of their bare-bones complaint raised with the New York Courts. If they indeed have a winning case that, as Daniel Isaacs says, will be proven in a court of law, and Joan Carra is being truthful, then the ethical, responsible, and just thing to do is provide a scantling of evidence or facts.

Carra’s answer is not blowing in the wind, waiting, remaining silent as she tries to grab whatever the breeze carries by whilst the world watches a legend, aged 80, suffer what must be a crippling thrash to his psyche and is an irremissible act of unconscionable horror if false. If Joan Carra has facts, if she has testimony, then Carra must present them to a waiting world. Isaacs and Gleason are attempting to use the media to compel the Dylan camp to settle for compensation and do not have Carra’s best interest at heart. If she was a victim of abuse she or Gleason or Isaacs must provide an explanation. Otherwise, she and they must apologise straightaway if the allegations are not true.

At the end of the day we will be judged by our actions. If Joan Carra is right or wrong, if Dan Isaacs is right or wrong, and if Pete Gleason is right or wrong, at the end of the day, it might be the devil, it might be the Lord, but they, and all of us, as a great man once said, are going to have to serve somebody.

Zeus News is a news and opinion website. Our first story, “The Legend, the Psychic, and the Nondynamic Legal Duo” debuted on 23 August 2021. We are the first journalism platform in the world to report the history and name of the woman previously known publicly as JC (Joan Carra) and to hear Joan and her lawyers speak freely about Joan Carra’s allegations against Nobel Laureate, Academy Award Winner, and Pulitzer Prize Winner Bob Dylan.

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8 thoughts on “Joan Carra accuses Bob Dylan: The Legend, the Psychic, and the Unethical Legal Duo

  1. Good work!

    From all Dylan fans everywhere!

    The law should be changed. To allow someone to accuse anyone of crimes as serious as the ones ‘JC’ has accused Dylan of, and to be allowed to do it anonymously, is wrong.

  2. Thank you for getting this information out there. Joan Carra has had ample time to let you and the media in general know that she is not the plaintiff so I have to assume it’s her at this point. Meanwhile, in my opinion anyone who charges people to supposedly commune with the dead for them is a flat out con artist. I feel terrible if she ever did go through any kind of serious trauma back then but the details her and her team chose to submit to the world make the accusation seemingly impossible.

  3. There are no details. It’s all vague with no substance. I remember every detail of my assault. The details are burned into my brain. This entire story doesn’t sound real. Me too wasn’t supposed to be a way to hustle wealthy people with accusations that can not be proven. It’s all over the internet…it has damaged Bob Dylan’s image. I understand this woman has mental issues and needs money. She is damaging the credibility of all women who come forward. The entire story sounds phony. She was injured and he threatened her? Weird…we can’t hurt people like this. If she is found to be lying, she should have consequences.

  4. RE Zeus’ reporting that, ‘…in 2013 Joan Carra sent multiple emails to the webmaster of the website attempting to answer the enquiry about the unknown “girl with the headband” in the photograph speaking to a 24-year-old Dylan: the webmaster reported that Carra reached out to them to inform online sleuths that, allegedly, the girl with the headband was actually her…’, I agree with a former comment that the woman in the photo reprinted in connection to this by Zeus (young woman leaning down as Bob talks in her ear in an apparent club setting) looks black- furthermore if you will check page 40 of the accompanying cd folder/book to the boxset ‘Bootleg Series Vol. 12, Bob Dylan 1965-1966, The Cutting Edge’ I would go so far as to conjecture that it looks very much like the woman in that photo, Angeline Butler. -Henry Miller

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