French prosecutors have dropped the charges leveled at Bob Dylan last year after the singer made comments about Croatians that were alleged to violate the country's anti-discrimination laws, the Wall Street Journal reports. Instead, law officials are looking to looking to indict Rolling Stone's French edition for printing the remarks in the first place.
In December, Dylan was quoted as telling Rolling Stone in an interview: "Blacks know that some whites didn't want to give up slavery -- that if they had their way, they would still be under the yoke . . ., and they can't pretend they don't know that. 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."