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Steven Tyler Sued Over Sexual Assault Claim

Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler is facing sexual assault charges from a woman who alleges that she had a relationship with the lead singer when she was just 16 years old.

According to the complaint, Julia Holcomb, has publicly claimed that she and Tyler were involved in a sexual relationship in 1973 when she was less than 18 years of age. While Steven is not formally named in the suit, the accuser has gone public about her experiences in an alleged three-year relationship with the iconic rocker, who was in his mid-20s at the time.

Based information provided by Rolling Stone, the plaintiff has formally filed a lawsuit under the California Child Victims Act, accusing the Tyler of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. According to 2020 law, the statute of limitations was temporarily lifted for survivors of childhood abuse, until a filing deadline of 31 December 2022. The lawsuit refers to John Does numbering 1 through 50, so if it makes it to court others could face action.

In his own memoir, Steven wrote that he “almost took a teen bride” whose parents “fell in love with me, signed a paper over for me to have custody, so I wouldn’t get arrested if I took her out of state. I took her on tour with me”.

Holcomb claims that the legendary musician gave her drugs and alcohol, had sex with her, and took her on tour with him. She also alleges that she became pregnant with his child at 17 but was persuaded to have an abortion.

After relapsing on pain medication following foot surgery, in May Tyler returned to rehab, and earlier this month, Aerosmith was forced to cancel the last four dates of their Las Vegas residency due to the singer suffering from an undisclosed illness.

At press time, Steven Tyler has yet to comment on the legal action.

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Author: Saul Goode

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