Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor – National

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been charged with sexual assault, sexual assault and willfully causing emotional distress to a minor in a new lawsuit filed by Julia Holcomb – who says she She was 16 years old when Tyler first targeted her in 1973.

The lawsuit, filed under California law in 2019 that temporarily exempts the statute of limitations for child sexual assault, claims that Tyler used his position as a well-known, wealthy rock star to solicit pulled her to have sex with him when she was underage. .

Although the lawsuit doesn’t directly identify Tyler by name, instead referring to Doe 1 and Does 2 to 50, Holcomb has spoken publicly about her allegations against Tyler — and some of the details in the lawsuit. taken from the rock star’s own memoir.

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Holcomb alleges that she met Tyler during an Aerosmith concert in Portland, Ore., shortly after her 16th birthday. Tyler, now 74, was just 25 at the time.

According to a lawsuit filed by Rolling Stone, Tyler took Holcomb back to his hotel room and they discussed her age and difficult family life. Tyler then allegedly “committed various sexual offenses” before taking her home the next morning.

Holcomb said she was “powerless to resist” Tyler because of his “significant power, fame, and financial viability”. The lawsuit states that Tyler “coerced and convinced Plaintiff that this was a ‘romance’.”

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In 1974, Tyler is said to have convinced Holcomb’s mother to list him as her guardian, which would allow him to accompany Holcomb through state lines and take minors on tours without fear of prosecution.

Tyler wrote about the incident in his own memoir, saying he “nearly married a teenage bride” and that “her parents loved me, signed me custody papers, so I won’t get arrested if I take her out of state.

The lawsuit alleges that in 1975, Holcomb was pregnant with Tyler’s son when she was 17, but was persuaded by the head of Aerosmith to have an abortion – a claim she has made previously at anti-abortion protests and in public interviews.

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Tyler allegedly insisted on an abortion following the apartment fire, arguing that their unborn child would be harmed by smoke inhalation and the fact that Holcomb used drugs during their relationship. – drugs that Holcomb claims were supplied by Tyler.

According to the lawsuit, Holcomb had an abortion after Tyler threatened to stop supporting her. After the abortion, Holcomb said she left Tyler and moved back to Portland, where she became a devout Catholic and eventually met her husband.

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Holcomb claims that she buried these memories of Tyler until the rock star wrote about them in his memoir and subjected her to “involuntary disgrace” by considering the case. Her childhood sexual assault was a “romantic, love relationship.”

The 1997 autobiography Aerosmith deals with Tyler’s relationship with an underage girl, apartment fires, and abortions – although the victim in question is referred to as Diana. Tyler wrote more about these events in his own memoir and mentioned the apartment fire, but made no mention of the abortion.

The origins of Tyler’s memoirs include Julia Halcomb, possibly a Holcomb typo.

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