Aerosmith lead vocalist Steven Tyler accused of sexual assault of minor

A girl who has previously mentioned Steven Tyler experienced an illicit sexual connection with her when she was a teen is now suing the Aerosmith frontman for sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of psychological distress.

The lawsuit introduced by Julia Misley was submitted Tuesday less than a 2019 California law that gave adult victims of childhood sexual assault a 3-calendar year window to file lawsuits for many years-old circumstances of assault. Saturday is the deadline to file this kind of promises.

The 65-yr-outdated Misley, formerly regarded as Julia Holcomb, stated in a statement that she wanted to seize “a new possibility to acquire authorized motion against those that abused me in my youth.” The Involved Push does not name victims of sexual assault except they publicly determine by themselves.

While the lawsuit doesn’t title Tyler, Misley determined him by title in the statement, issued via the regulation company Jeff Anderson & Associates. She has also recounted her ordeals with Tyler in prior interviews, and Tyler talked over a romantic relationship with a teenage lady in two publications, revealed in 2011 and 1997. The acknowledgments portion of his memoir “Does The Sounds In My Head Bother You?” thanks a “Julia Halcomb,” which Misley has stated is a reference to her.

Associates for Tyler did not right away return requests for comment Friday. Rolling Stone very first reported the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges Tyler “used his purpose, standing, and electrical power as a very well-recognised musician and rock star to achieve entry to, groom, manipulate, exploit, sexually assault,” Misley in excess of a period of time of three years. Some of the abuse transpired in Los Angeles County, the lawsuit explained. As a result, she has endured intense emotional injury as perfectly as financial losses, the lawsuit stated.

The lawsuit claims that Misley fulfilled Tyler in 1973 at just one of his demonstrates in Portland, Oregon, and was later on invited to Tyler’s hotel home, the place she reported she explained to him she was 16 several years aged. Tyler would have been 25 or 26 at the time. It states he engaged in “various acts of prison sexual conduct” against Misley.

He engaged in sexual acts with her pursuing many other shows, and in 1974 he turned her legal guardian so that she could journey to him with demonstrates, the lawsuit alleged.

The lawsuit alleged that Misley turned pregnant in 1975 as a result of obtaining sex with Tyler, and that he afterwards coerced her into possessing an abortion.

Tyler even more harmed Misley by publishing memoirs that comprehensive areas of their marriage with out her awareness or consent, the lawsuit alleged. Carrying out so subjected Misley to public interest and scrutiny, which retraumatized her and built it tougher for her to recover, the lawsuit explained.

In Tyler’s 2011 memoir, he mentions assembly an unnamed 16-calendar year-aged “girlfriend to be.” He wrote that he nearly “took a teenager bride” and received her mothers and fathers to sign about custody so he wouldn’t get arrested when she went on tour with him out of state.

“By together with Plaintiff’s identify in the acknowledgements, he left the viewers and the community devoid of any doubt of Plaintiff’s identification,” the lawsuit states, including that she was confronted with a photograph of her individual experience on a tabloid go over at a grocery shop immediately after the book’s publication.

Tyler’s romance with a teenage girl is also referenced by various people today in “Walk This Way,” a 1997 “autobiography” of Aerosmith in oral history format. The teenager is specified the pseudonym “Diana Hall” and, at just one point, is described as pregnant. Tyler said he was thinking about marrying her, referenced abortions, and named it a “tricky circumstance all about.”

The lawsuit seeks financial payment of an unspecified quantity.