Bob Dylan charged in France over Croatia remarks
PARIS (KABC) -- French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over statements he made in a 2012 interview.
In the interview, the musician is quoted in Rolling Stone magazine comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of "public insult and inciting hate" were filed against the musician in mid-November.
A lawyer for the Croatian community group who filed charges says they are not seeking monetary damages. They only want the singer to apologize to the Croatian people for the comments.
So far, Dylan's representatives have not commented on the case.
The charges were filed two days before Dylan received a French government honor at the Culture Ministry Nov. 13 but were not publicly confirmed until this week.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
celebrity, legal, entertainment
- Aide to councilman linked to armed robbery 48 min ago
- Suspect arrested in South LA teen kidnap, rape
- 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico
- E-cigarette ban in public to go into effect
- SaMo teacher reinstated after subduing student
- Claremont sexual predator ID'd, arrested
- Oakland woman collapses at Coachella, dies
- 4 sought in Highland home-invasion robbery
- Good Friday: Pope remembers those who suffer
- South Korea ferry captain arrested - Yonhap
- Mount Everest avalanche kills at least 12
- abcnews: Workers caught filing false injury claims
- Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet
- OTRC: 'Scandal' recap - 5 highlights (Spoilers)