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Sara Dylan Files for Divorce

Bob ordered to vacate family premises

Sara Dylan and Bob Dylan
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April 7, 1977

Santa Monica — Sara Dylan, 34-year-old wife of Bob Dylan, filed for divorce here on March 1st, asking for permanent custody of the couple's five children, along with unspecified amounts of child support, alimony and a court-supervised disposition of the couple's community property. The Dylans were married in New York City on November 22nd, 1965.

The petition for divorce stated that the "respondent, Robert Dylan, is hereby restrained and enjoined from harassing, annoying, molesting, or in any way interfering with the peace and quiet and personal privacy of the petitioner, Sara Dylan." The petition went on to award "exclusive use and occupancy" of the couple's Malibu house to Sara, along with temporary custody of Maria, 15 (adopted); Jesse, 11; Anna, 9; Samuel, 8; and Jakob, 6. Dylan was ordered by the petition "to vacate the family premises immediately."

Dylan is to appear in court March 15th to begin proceedings concerning the disposition of the community property, which includes the "Malibu complex; other and diverse property including residence, farmlands and acreage in New York City; East Hampton, Woodstock and Greene County, New York; Minnesota and New Mexico; and undetermined interests in publishing companies, subsidiary and residual recording rights, royalties and literary copyrights."

This story is from the April 7th, 1977 issue of Rolling Stone.

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