Folk singer Peter Yarrow has been charged in a new lawsuit with raping a minor in a Manhattan hotel room in 1969.
The accusations were brought against Yarrow, the founding member of the legendary 1960s trio Peter, Paul and Mary, in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed Wednesday under the Child Victims Act.
Before the alleged rape, Yarrow met her accuser, who was a fan of her music, multiple times at her band’s performances, the lawsuit says.
Then he “became interested in her,” acting what the minor thought was “paternally,” according to the lawsuit.
But the lawsuit alleges that the popular icon was actually “fixing” it.
She eventually ran away from her Minnesota home and met Yarrow at a Lower East Side hotel, where he allegedly raped her, the lawsuit says.
The next day, Yarrow bought the girl a plane ticket to Minnesota and told her to leave, the lawsuit alleges.
The accuser “has been suffering the effects of Yarrow’s rape ever since,” according to the suit.
She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Yarrow has a prior criminal conviction for “taking indecent liberties” with a 14-year-old girl in a hotel room in Washington, DC in 1970.
Messages seeking comment from Yarrow and his prosecutor’s attorneys were not immediately returned.