December 3rd, 2013
08:33 PM ET

Bob Dylan charged in France for "inciting hatred"

French prosecutors say they are investigating the singer-songwriter on suspicion of inciting hatred over comments he made in Rolling Stone magazine.

An organization representing Croatians in France pressed charges against Dylan for telling the magazine, "If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood."

A lawyer for the Croatian organization told CNN that his clients would be willing to drop the charges if Dylan publicly apologized.

So is Bob Dylan in real legal trouble?

Karen Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University Law School.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    "Before 70, we are merely respected at best, and we have to behave all the time. But after 70, we are esteemed, respected, admired, revered, and don't have to behave unless we want to." (Mark Twain)

    December 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Reply

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