People singer Peter Yarrow has been accused in a brand new lawsuit of raping an underage woman in a Manhattan lodge room in 1969.
The accusations had been lodged towards Yarrow, the founding member of legendary ’60s trio Peter, Paul and Mary, in a Wednesday Manhattan Supreme Courtroom go well with that was introduced underneath the Little one Victims Act.
Earlier than the alleged rape, Yarrow met his accuser, who was a fan of his music, a number of instances at his band’s performances, the go well with says.
He then “took an curiosity in her,” performing what in what the minor thought was “paternal approach,” based on the go well with.
However the go well with alleges that genuinely the folks icon was “grooming” her.
She finally ran away from her Minnesota dwelling and met Yarrow at a Decrease East Aspect lodge, the place he allegedly raped her, the go well with says.
The next day, Yarrow purchased the minor a airplane ticket to Minnesota and advised her to depart, the go well with alleges.
The accuser “has been struggling the consequences of Yarrow’s rape ever since,” based on the go well with.
She is searching for compensatory and punitive damages.
Yarrow has a past criminal conviction of “taking indecent liberties” with a 14-year-old woman in a Washington, DC, lodge room in 1970.
Messages searching for remark from Yarrow and his accuser’s legal professionals weren’t instantly returned.