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Lawsuit Filed against Steven Tyler for Sexual Battery and Kidnapping in the 1970s

Steven Tyler discussed his sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl he met after a concert in 1973, in his autobiography

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UNITED STATES: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler sued for sexual battery and kidnapping, reports claim.

Lawsuit filed against Steven Tyler

Under a state law that temporarily extended the statute of limitations for adults to bring legal action for sexual abuse they experienced as children, a woman who claims she had a sexual encounter with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler when she was 16 is suing him in California.

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In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Julia Holcomb Misley, who has long spoken out about Tyler’s treatment of her when she was a teenager, claims that he sexually assaulted, battered, and intentionally caused her emotional anguish over a three-year period in the 1970s.

“I believe it is time for me to take this stance because I am aware that I am not the only one who has experienced abuse in the music industry,” 65-year-old Misley said in a statement.

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She claimed that her lawsuit’s purpose was to “make the music industry safer, expose the predators in it, and expose those forces in the industry that have both enabled and created a culture of permissiveness and self-protection of themselves and the celebrity offenders among them.”

While Tyler is not specifically mentioned in the lawsuit, referring to him only as “Doe 1,” a “well-known musician and rock star,” the complaint directly quotes from Tyler’s 2011 autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

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In the autobiography, the rock star discusses his sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl he met after a concert in 1973, including persuading her parents to give him legal custody of her “so I wouldn’t get arrested if I took her out of state.”

However, Tyler was mentioned by Misley’s attorneys in a press release concerning the case. A request for comment was not immediately answered by the singer’s representatives.

He later forced her to get an abortion, inflicting her years of suffering, the lawsuit claims, after she was trapped inside a blazing apartment and suffered from smoke inhalation.

Misley and Tyler’s connection was publicly known; “Julia Holcomb” was mentioned in a 1976 Rolling Stone feature of the musician, where she was depicted as a girlfriend who was always by his side.

Misley was questioned about her encounters with Tyler in the 2021 documentary Look Away, which was concerned with the mistreatment of young women in the music industry in the 1970s and 1980s. The two had been pictured together.

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