Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has been accused of sexual assaulting a minor in a brand new lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, Julia Holcomb.
Tyler, then 27, started relationship Holcomb shortly after her sixteenth birthday in 1975. Holcomb’s mom signed over her guardianship to Tyler, and the 2 moved in collectively at Tyler’s Boston residence. She quickly turned pregnant, however then their relationship went south. Their house caught on hearth, and she or he ended up in a hospital, throughout which era Tyler allegedly compelled her to have an abortion. “Once I returned residence to my mom, I used to be a damaged spirit,” Holcomb recounted in a 2011 essay. “I couldn’t sleep at evening with out nightmares of the abortion and the fireplace. The world appeared like a darkish place.”
For his half, Tyler contends that the couple collectively determined to abort the fetus. “It was a giant disaster. It’s a serious factor if you’re rising one thing with a lady, however they satisfied us that it will by no means work out and would spoil our lives,” he wrote in his 2012 memoir. He added that the expertise despatched him on a downward spiral of drug and alcohol abuse.
In her lawsuit (by way of Web page Six), Holcomb says she first met Tyler — who’s recognized as Defendant Doe — at an Aerosmith live performance in Portland. Holcomb claims that Tyler was conscious of her age previous to inviting her again to his lodge, the place he “carried out numerous acts of prison sexual conduct upon” her. Holcomb had a second encounter with Tyler following an Aerosmith live performance in Seattle, after which Tyler satisfied Holcomb’s mom to nominate him as her authorized guardian.
Holcomb additional claims that Tyler repeatedly assaulted her, and supplied her with alcohol and medicines, and as soon as she turned pregnant threatened to cease supporting her if she didn’t get an abortion.
In her lawsuit, Holcomb additionally accuses Tyler of subjecting her to “involuntary infamy” by discussing their relationship in his memoir and depicting it as a “romantic, loving relationship.”
The lawsuit comes within the closing days of California’s Baby Victims Act, which quickly lifted the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come back ahead with their allegations. The deadline to file a lawsuit is December thirty first, 2022.
Tyler has not but responded to the lawsuit.
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