Steven Tyler addresses the 1970s sexual abuse claims made against him
Legendary Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler has replied to allegations of sexual abuse made against him by a woman who is suing him for his actions in the 1970s.
Three months after the case was filed, the artist and his legal team issued a strong denial of the allegations.
Steven Tyler and his lawyers insist he did nothing wrong and that their relationship was entirely voluntary.
The plaintiff in the singer’s lawsuit is Julia Misley, formerly known as Julia Holcomb.
In 1973, when she was 16 and he was 25, the lady acknowledges that they had sexual relations.
It is also stated that the two met at an Aerosmith event in Portland, Oregon in 1973 and dated for three years.
The singer has immunity because, according to Shawn Holley, Steven Tyler’s attorney, the singer was her “legal guardian” and the relationship was consensual.
Holley included this reasoning in a 24-point brief he wrote in Steven Tyler’s defense.
Julia “did not suffer any injury or damage as a result of any action by the defendant,” as another argument.
Attorney Jeff Anderson defended Julia Misley, saying that his response was “manipulative” and that Misley was “using a false legal guardianship to avoid prosecution for sex crimes.”
Anderson said Tyler “engaged in various acts of criminal sexual conduct with her” after taking her to a motel.
And Julia says that Tyler drugged her and “persuaded” her to get an abortion against her will.