A woman who has previously explained musician Steven Tyler had an illicit sexual romance with her when she was a teenager is now suing the Aerosmith frontman for sexual assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The lawsuit brought by Julia Misley was filed Tuesday beneath a 2019 California legislation that gave grownup victims of childhood sexual assault a three-year window to file lawsuits for a long time-outdated scenarios of assault. Saturday is the deadline to file such claims.
The 65-yr-previous Misley, previously known as Julia Holcomb, reported in a statement that she wished to seize “a new prospect to just take lawful action against people that abused me in my youth.” The Associated Push does not identify victims of sexual assault unless of course they publicly recognize themselves.
Although the lawsuit doesn’t identify Tyler, Misley determined him by title in the assertion, issued by means of the legislation organization Jeff Anderson & Associates. She has also recounted her ordeals with Tyler in prior interviews, and Tyler mentioned a partnership with a teenage girl in two guides, printed in 2011 and 1997. The acknowledgments segment of Tyler’s memoir “Does The Sounds In My Head Trouble You?” many thanks a “Julia Halcomb,” which Misley has claimed is a reference to her.
Reps for Tyler did not straight away return requests for comment Friday. Rolling Stone first documented the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges Tyler “used his job, standing, and energy as a effectively-acknowledged musician and rock star to get entry to, groom, manipulate, exploit, sexually assault,” Misley in excess of a period of three yrs. Some of the abuse occurred in Los Angeles County, the lawsuit said. As a end result, she has endured severe emotional harm as perfectly as financial losses, the lawsuit claimed.
The lawsuit states that Misley achieved Tyler in 1973 at 1 of his displays in Portland, Oregon, and was later invited to Tyler’s hotel area, where by she stated she informed him she was 16 years outdated. Tyler would have been 25 or 26 at the time. It claims he engaged in “various acts of felony sexual conduct” towards Misley.
He engaged in sexual functions with her adhering to several other displays, and in 1974 he grew to become her legal guardian so that she could travel to him with shows, the lawsuit alleged.
The lawsuit alleged that Misley turned expecting in 1975 as a result of owning sexual intercourse with Tyler, and that he later on coerced her into getting an abortion.
Tyler additional harmed Misley by publishing memoirs that comprehensive elements of their romantic relationship without having her information or consent, the lawsuit alleged. Doing so subjected Misley to general public notice and scrutiny, which retraumatized her and created it more durable for her to get well, the lawsuit said.
In Tyler’s 2011 memoir, he mentions assembly an unnamed 16-year-outdated “girlfriend to be.” He wrote that he pretty much “took a teen bride” and bought her dad and mom to indicator about custody so he wouldn’t get arrested when she went on tour with him out of condition.
“By together with Plaintiff’s name in the acknowledgements, he left the readers and the general public without having any question of Plaintiff’s identification,” the lawsuit states, introducing that she was confronted with a photograph of her very own confront on a tabloid deal with at a grocery keep soon after the book’s publication.
Tyler’s relationship with a teenage lady is also referenced by several individuals in “Walk This Way,” a 1997 “autobiography” of Aerosmith in oral historical past format. The teenager is offered the pseudonym “Diana Hall” and, at just one issue, is described as pregnant. Tyler said he was thinking about marrying her, referenced abortions, and called it a “tricky condition all all over.”
The lawsuit seeks financial payment of an unspecified quantity.