Lady sues Steven Tyler, alleging baby intercourse assault in Nineteen Seventies Yesterday
A girl who has beforehand stated Steven Tyler had a bootleg sexual relationship along with her when she was a youngster is now suing the Aerosmith frontman for sexual assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional misery.
The lawsuit introduced by Julia Misley was filed Tuesday beneath a 2019 California regulation that gave grownup victims of childhood sexual assault a three-year window to file lawsuits for decades-old cases of assault. Saturday is the deadline to file such claims.
The 65-year-old Misley, previously often called Julia Holcomb, stated in a press release that she wished to grab “a brand new alternative to take authorized motion in opposition to those who abused me in my youth.” The Related Press doesn’t title victims of sexual assault until they publicly determine themselves.
Whereas the lawsuit doesn’t title Tyler, Misley recognized him by title within the assertion, issued by way of the regulation agency Jeff Anderson & Associates. She has additionally recounted her experiences with Tyler in prior interviews, and Tyler mentioned a relationship with a teenage woman in two books, revealed in 2011 and 1997. The acknowledgements part of his memoir Does The Noise In My Head Trouble You? thanks a “Julia Halcomb,” which Misley has stated is a reference to her.
Representatives for Tyler didn’t instantly return requests for remark Friday.
The lawsuit alleges Tyler “used his function, standing, and energy as a widely known musician and rock star to realize entry to, groom, manipulate, exploit, sexually assault,” Misley over a interval of three years. A number of the abuse occurred in Los Angeles County, the lawsuit stated. Consequently, she has suffered extreme emotional damage in addition to financial losses, the lawsuit stated.
The lawsuit says that Misley met Tyler in 1973 at certainly one of his reveals in Portland, Oregon, and was later invited to Tyler’s lodge room, the place she stated she instructed him she was 16 years previous. Tyler would have been 25 or 26 on the time. It says he engaged in “numerous acts of legal sexual conduct” in opposition to Misley.
He engaged in sexual acts along with her following a number of different reveals, and in 1974 he turned her authorized guardian in order that she might journey with him to reveals, the lawsuit alleged.
The lawsuit alleged that Misley turned pregnant in 1975 because of having intercourse with Tyler, and that he later coerced her into having an abortion.
Tyler additional harmed Misley by publishing memoirs that detailed components of their relationship with out her information or consent, the lawsuit alleged. Doing so subjected Misley to public consideration and scrutiny, which retraumatized her and made it more durable for her to get better, the lawsuit stated.
In Tyler’s 2011 memoir, he mentions assembly an unnamed 16-year-old “girlfriend to be.” He wrote that he virtually “took a teen bride” and bought her mother and father to signal over custody so he wouldn’t get arrested when she went on tour with him out of state.
“By together with Plaintiff’s title within the acknowledgements, he left the readers and the general public with none doubt of Plaintiff’s id,” the lawsuit states, including that she was confronted with an image of her personal face on a tabloid cowl at a grocery retailer after the e book’s publication.
Tyler’s relationship with a teenage woman can be referenced by a number of folks in Stroll This Approach, a 1997 “autobiography” of Aerosmith in oral historical past format. The teenager is given the pseudonym “Diana Corridor” and, at one level, is described as pregnant. Tyler stated he was serious about marrying her, referenced abortions, and referred to as it a “tough state of affairs throughout.”
The lawsuit seeks financial compensation of an unspecified quantity.