A girl who has beforehand said Steven Tyler experienced an illicit sexual romantic relationship 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 submitted Tuesday below a 2019 California regulation that gave grownup victims of childhood sexual assault a a few-calendar year window to file lawsuits for a long time-aged cases of assault. Saturday is the deadline to file these types of statements.
The 65-yr-old Misley, previously known as Julia Holcomb, reported in a statement that she required to seize “a new chance to get authorized motion against those that abused me in my youth.” The Involved Push does not identify victims of sexual assault except if they publicly discover on their own.
Whilst the lawsuit doesn’t identify Tyler, Misley identified him by name in the assertion, issued by way of the law business Jeff Anderson & Associates. She has also recounted her ordeals with Tyler in prior interviews, and Tyler talked over a connection with a teenage female in two textbooks, published in 2011 and 1997. The acknowledgments portion of his memoir “Does The Sound In My Head Trouble You?” thanks a “Julia Halcomb,” which Misley has claimed is a reference to her.
Associates for Tyler did not right away return requests for comment Friday. Rolling Stone very first described the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges Tyler “used his role, status, and power as a well-recognized musician and rock star to get obtain to, groom, manipulate, exploit, sexually assault,” Misley around a period of 3 decades. Some of the abuse transpired in Los Angeles County, the lawsuit stated. As a consequence, she has suffered significant emotional personal injury as very well as economic losses, the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit claims that Misley achieved Tyler in 1973 at one particular of his shows in Portland, Oregon, and was later invited to Tyler’s hotel space, where she reported she informed him she was 16 several years aged. Tyler would have been 25 or 26 at the time. It states he engaged in “various functions of legal sexual conduct” versus Misley.
He engaged in sexual functions with her following various other exhibits, and in 1974 he became her authorized guardian so that she could travel to him with reveals, the lawsuit alleged.
The lawsuit alleged that Misley became expecting in 1975 as a consequence of possessing sexual intercourse with Tyler, and that he afterwards coerced her into possessing an abortion.
Tyler even more harmed Misley by publishing memoirs that detailed areas of their romance devoid of her know-how or consent, the lawsuit alleged. Doing so subjected Misley to general public attention and scrutiny, which retraumatized her and produced it tougher for her to recover, the lawsuit mentioned.
In Tyler’s 2011 memoir, he mentions assembly an unnamed 16-12 months-outdated “girlfriend to be.” He wrote that he almost “took a teenager bride” and bought her parents to indication above custody so he would not get arrested when she went on tour with him out of point out.
“By together with Plaintiff’s title in the acknowledgements, he remaining the readers and the general public with out any question of Plaintiff’s identity,” the lawsuit states, introducing that she was confronted with a picture of her personal confront on a tabloid cover at a grocery store just after the book’s publication.
Tyler’s relationship with a teenage female is also referenced by quite a few people in “Walk This Way,” a 1997 “autobiography” of Aerosmith in oral record structure. The teen is given the pseudonym “Diana Hall” and, at 1 issue, is described as expecting. Tyler explained he was pondering about marrying her, referenced abortions, and named it a “tricky scenario all all around.”
The lawsuit seeks monetary payment of an unspecified amount.