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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler faces lawsuit over sexual assault … – Washington Examiner

Steven Tyler is now going through a lawsuit over sexual assault allegations that stem from what his accuser referred to as a bootleg sexual relationship with the Aerosmith frontman when she was solely 16.

Julia Misley, 65, filed the fees, which embrace intentional infliction of emotional misery, sexual battery, and sexual assault, towards the rock star on Tuesday.


Misley, recognized then as Julia Holcomb, mentioned she needed to grab the chance to take “authorized motion.”

“I need this motion to show an business that protects celeb offenders, to cleanse and maintain accountable an business that each exploited and allowed me to be exploited for years, together with so many different naive and weak children and adults,” she wrote in a statement.

Tyler “used his position, standing, and energy as a well known musician and rock star to achieve entry to, groom, manipulate, exploit, [and] sexually assault” Misley over a interval of three years, leading to “extreme emotional harm,” based on the lawsuit.

In her allegations, Misley mentioned the 2 met at a 1973 present in Portland, Oregon, and he or she was later invited to his lodge room at solely 16 years previous — when Tyler was 25 or 26. The courtroom paperwork indicated it was then that he received concerned in “varied acts of legal sexual conduct.”

Aerosmith in Concert - Boston
Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith, performs on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston. The musician is now being sued for allegations of sexual battery and assault of a minor within the Seventies.

(Picture by Winslow Townson/Invision/AP)

The acts continued, Tyler finally grew to become Misley’s authorized guardian, and in 1975, she grew to become pregnant and was coerced into having an abortion, the lawsuit states.

Misley additionally blasted the musician for publishing detailed components of their relationship in his memoirs with out permission or data. Doing so subjected her to public consideration and scrutiny, which retraumatized her, she argued in her case.

In one in every of his books, Tyler mentions an unnamed 16-year-old “girlfriend” and that he virtually “took a teen bride.”

Whereas her lawsuit doesn’t title Tyler particularly, Misley recognized him in her assertion that adopted. She has additionally detailed her relationship with the singer in two books printed in 1997 and 2011.


Misley mentioned the lawsuit is her method to “stand in solidarity with the opposite survivors.”

“I hope that, from this motion, we will make the music business safer, expose the predators in it and expose these forces within the business which have each enabled and created a tradition of permissiveness and self-protection,” she mentioned.

The case comes close to the expiration of a three-year window {that a} 2019 California regulation gave grownup victims of childhood assault to file lawsuits for decades-old claims.

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