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Steven Tyler, the singer of the massively profitable rock band Aerosmith, has been accused of sexual assault in a brand new lawsuit.
Within the lawsuit obtained by Rolling Stone, the plaintiff, Julia Holcomb, alleges that she and 25-year-old Tyler started a sexual relationship in 1973, simply after her sixteenth birthday.
The swimsuit’s particulars of Tyler gaining guardianship over Holcomb as a teen match up together with her 2011 essay, the place she wrote: “My mom signed over guardianship of me to Steven after I had moved to Boston. I keep in mind my shock when Steven advised me she had signed the papers and attempting to take this in mentally. A way of vulnerability came visiting me, figuring out that I used to be his ward, however we weren’t married.”
Holcomb says that she met Tyler – who’s listed as Defendant Doe within the lawsuit – at an Aerosmith live performance in Portland. She alleges that Tyler was conscious of her age when he invited her again to his resort room, the place he “carried out varied acts of felony sexual conduct upon” her.
She alleges quite a few events of sexual assault earlier than accusing Tyler of subjecting her to “involuntary infamy” for writing about her in his 2012 memoir, Does The Noise In My Head Hassle You? and describing it as a “romantic, loving relationship”.
In his memoir, he wrote, “She was sixteen, she knew the way to nasty, and there wasn’t a hair on it” and famous that he “nearly took a teen bride” in Holcomb and that her “mother and father fell in love with me [and] signed a paper over for me to have custody, so I wouldn’t get arrested if I took her out of state. I took her on tour with me.”
Holcomb alleges that in 1975, she turned pregnant with Tyler’s baby and that he insisted that she terminate the being pregnant. The swimsuit additionally states that Holcomb felt “powerless to withstand” Tyler’s “energy, fame and substantial monetary capability” and that the Aerosmith vocalist “coerced and persuaded Plaintiff into believing this was a ‘romantic love affair'”.
The lawsuit arrives within the closing days of California’s Baby Victims Act; Rolling Stone studies – the 2019 laws lifted the statute of limitations for childhood survivors of sexual assault to come back ahead with allegations. The deadline to file a lawsuit of this fashion expires on the thirty first of December. A consultant for Steven Tyler hasn’t but responded for remark.