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Steven Tyler Sexual Assault Case Dismissed

Sued in November by former teenage model, Jeanne Bellino, who accused the rock star of sexually assaulting her twice in one day in 1975 when she was 17, the sexual assault lawsuit against Steven Tyler has been dismissed.

Given the statute of limitations extension for certain alleged offenses, the plaintiff filed the lawsuit under New York City’s Victim of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act.

On Wednesday (2.21,), U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said the allegations needed to meet certain criteria to take advantage of the act and Bellino’s claim did not qualify because she did not allege Tyler’s conduct presented a “serious risk of physical injury”. According to Reuters, the judge ruled that Bellino showed a “lack of diligence” by not suing under the Child Victims Act, which came before the Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act. 

In response to the dismissal, Tyler’s attorney David Long-Daniels said, “We agree with the judge’s reasoning, and are grateful for this result on behalf of our client.”

According to TMZ, Bello has until March 13 to amend her complaint which, in her original lawsuit, claimed that the Aerosmith frontman kissed, groped and dry-humped her twice on the same day in 1975. 

Now 75 years old, Steven Tyler “vehemently” denied her allegations at the time.

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Author: Al Denté

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