Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has been accused of sexual assaulting a minor in a brand new lawsuit filed by Julia Holcomb.
Tyler, then 27, started courting 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 house. She quickly turned pregnant, however then their relationship went south. Their condo caught on hearth, and she or he ended up in a hospital, throughout which era Tyler allegedly compelled her to have an abortion. “After I returned house to my mom, I used to be a damaged spirit,” Holcomb recounted in a 2011 essay. “I couldn’t sleep at night time with out nightmares of the abortion and the hearth. 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 significant factor whenever you’re rising one thing with a lady, however they satisfied us that it will by no means work out and would wreck 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 resort, 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 offered 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.”
Tyler has not but responded to the lawsuit.