Steven Tyler gets sued for molesting a minor in 1970s
The singer Steven Tyler is embroiled in fresh scandal, but this time it has nothing to do with his health or any drug issues that have already caused the band he fronts to postpone many performances scheduled for 2022.
The singer of the famous band is being sued for sexually abusing a woman while she was a minor. When the claimed incidents took place in the 1970s, the plaintiff, Julia Holcomb, was 16 years old and Tyler was 25.
According to Julia, Tyler did more than just assault her; he also caused her emotional suffering on purpose. Holcomb claims that Tyler persuaded her mother to give him guardianship of her for more than three years, during which time the two of them had numerous sexual encounters, as reported in Rolling Stones magazine.
The accuser used Tyler’s autobiography to back up her claims that he sexually assaulted her “I almost tied the knot with a teenager, and her parents fell in love with me and gave me legal custody of their daughter so I wouldn’t face criminal charges if I absconded with her. During my travels, I brought her along.”
In 1975, Julia admitted she became pregnant and ultimately had an abortion at Tyler’s urging. To this day, neither the musician nor his attorneys have addressed the Los Angeles-based complaint that was brought against him. Even though Tyler’s name isn’t mentioned in the text itself, the article’s publication context makes it clear that it’s about the Aerosmith frontman.
A concert the band played in Portland, Oregon in 1973 is when Steven Tyler claims to have first met Julia. The singer’s alleged victim claims in her lawsuit that she was “coerced and persuaded” into thinking their abusive relationship qualified as love.
She further claimed that on the night they met, Tyler took her to a hotel and “engaged in several acts of criminal sexual conduct with her” despite the fact that he was aware of her age.
A year after obtaining guardianship of Julia, Tyler broke his vow to provide her with a better upbringing than her parents could have provided by abusing, assaulting, and drugging her.
Julia Holcomb left Tyler and moved back to Portland to begin a fresh life after having an abortion.