LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who previously said Steven Tyler had an illicit sexual relationship with her as a teenager is now suing her. Aerosmith frontman Sexual assault, sexual assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The lawsuit filed by Julia Misley was dismissed on Tuesday. 2019 California Law It gave adult victims of childhood sexual assault three years to file lawsuits in assault cases from decades ago. Saturday is the deadline for filing such a claim.
Missouri, 65, who was known as Julia Holcombe, said in a statement that she wanted to seize “new opportunities to take legal action against those who abused me when I was younger.” We do not name victims of sexual assault unless they publicly identify themselves.
The lawsuit does not name Tyler, but Missley identified him by name in a statement issued through the law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates. , Tyler has spoken about his relationships with teenage girls in two books published in 2011 and 1997. Thanks to “Julia Halcombe” Missouri said was a reference to her.
A representative for Tyler did not immediately return a request for comment on Friday.
The lawsuit alleges that Tyler “used his role, status, and power as a well-known musician and rock star to access, groom, manipulate, exploit, and sexually assault Misley over a three-year period.” claim. As a result, she suffered severe emotional damage and financial loss, the lawsuit said.
According to the lawsuit, Missley met Tyler at one of his shows in Portland, Oregon in 1973 and was later invited to Tyler’s hotel room, where she told him she was 16. Tyler would have been 25 or 26 at the time. He told Missley that he was involved in “various sexual offenses.”
He engaged in sexual acts with her following multiple other shows, and became her legal guardian in 1974 so she could travel to him on the show, the lawsuit alleges.
The lawsuit alleged that Missley became pregnant in 1975 as a result of having sex with Tyler, after which he forced her to have an abortion.
The lawsuit alleges that Tyler further harmed Missley by publishing a memoir detailing parts of their relationship without her knowledge or consent. Missley was subject to public attention and scrutiny, which left her hurt again and made recovery difficult, the lawsuit says.
In Tyler’s 2011 memoir, he mentions meeting an unnamed 16-year-old “girlfriend-to-be.” He wrote that he almost “took her teenage bride” and gave her parents custody of her so she wouldn’t be arrested when she went on tour with him out of state. was signed by
“By including the plaintiff’s name in the acknowledgment, he left the plaintiff’s identity unquestionable to the reader and the public,” the lawsuit states, and she later appeared on the cover of a grocery store tabloid after the incident. added that he was confronted with a picture of his face. book publication.
Tyler’s relationship with a teenage girl is mentioned by several people in “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith’s 1997 “autobiography” in oral history format. The teenager was given the pseudonym “Diana Hall,” and she is described as pregnant at one point.Tyler said he was thinking of marrying her, mentioning an abortion and saying it called “a tricky situation on all fronts”.
The lawsuit seeks monetary compensation in an unspecified amount.