Steven Tyler is a name that needs to introduction in the world of Rock & Roll. The legendary Aerosmith vocalist has performed several chart-topping hits for the band and is also one of the most popular singers in the world. During his time at the top, Tyler had several female fans and groupies. However, it now seems like someone from his past has come back to haunt him.
According to PageSix, Steven Tyler has been accused of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress of a minor in a new lawsuit. The plaintiff, Julia Holcomb alleges that soon after her 16th birthday, she started a relationship with Tyler who would’ve been 25 at the time.
Although Holcomb has not named Tyler in the lawsuit, she has spoken publicly about her alleged relationship with the Aerosmith frontman. In her lawsuit, she claimed she met Tyler at an Aerosmith concert in Portland and he took her back to his hotel room after the show.
While in his hotel room, Holcomb claimed that she disclosed her age to Steven Tyler and also revealed her troubled life at home before he “performed various acts of criminal sexual conduct upon” her. She claimed that he sent her back home in a taxi.
But that didn’t stop there as she claimed that Tyler flew her out to his next concert in Seattle where he allegedly performed more sexual acts on her before flying her back home to Portland the following day.
Julia claimed that Tyler convinced her mother to allow him to become her legal guardian in 1974 by promising to ensure she was taken care of and enrolled in school. However, Holcomb claimed that he ““did not meaningfully follow through on these promises and instead continued to travel with, assault and provide alcohol and drugs to” her.
Holcomb allegedly became pregnant with Tyler’s son at the age of 17 and the legendary frontman forced her to terminate the pregnancy by allegedly threatening to stop supporting her if she did not proceed with the procedure.
Following the abortion, Holcomb left Tyler and flew back to Portland and became a devout catholic. Tyler published a memoir in 2011 in which he wrote he “took a teen bride” after the girl’s “parents fell in love with me [and] 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.”
However, Holcomb alleges that the book subjects her to involuntary infamy and paints the false narrative of a “romantic, loving relationship.”
Steven Tyler’s reps are yet to respond to these allegations but if found guilty, the consequences could be drastic. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we keep you updated on this story as it develops.
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