Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler hit with lawsuit alleging repeated sexual abuse of a 16-yr-old girl in the 1970s

Aerosmith star Steven Tyler has been hit with a lawsuit over a relationship he allegedly had with a 16-year-old girl in the 1970s, with the rocker being accused of sexually abusing an underage girl.

The lawsuit was filed by Julia Holcomb under California’s Child Victims Act, which created a three-year “look-back” window for filing civil suits over child sexual abuse claims, temporarily lifting the statute of limitations, according to the Daily Mail — in Holcomb’s case, her window expires Saturday, December 31.

Tyler is identified as “Defendant Doe” in the lawsuit, according to Rolling Stone, which noted that the filing quotes directly from Tyler’s 2011 memoir that talks about a relationship with a 16-year-old girl. He is accused of sexual assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, with Holcomb claiming he plied her with drugs after gaining guardianship from her mother and pressured her to have an abortion after she got pregnant.

“She was sixteen, she knew how to nasty, and there wasn’t a hair on it,” Tyler wrote in the book, using the name “Diana” to identify the teen.

The iconic rocker explained that he “almost took a teen bride” while talking about the nearly three-year relationship. Somewhat remarkably, Tyler said “her parents fell in love with me, signed a paper over for me to have custody, so I wouldn’t get arrested if I took her out of state.”

“With my bad self being twenty-six and she barely old enough to drive and sexy as hell, I just fell madly in love with her,” Tyler wrote. “She was a cute skinny little tomboy dressed up as Little Bo Peep. She was my heart’s desire, my partner in crimes of passion.”

For her part, Holcomb has spoken publicly about her alleged relationship with the rock star.

The lawsuit says Holcomb met Tyler just after her 16th birthday in 1973 when she attended an Aerosmith concert in Portland, Oregon. She would allegedly return to Tyler’s hotel room after the show.

“The suit claims that after discussing Holcomb’s age, Tyler ‘performed various acts of criminal sexual conduct upon’ her,” the Daily Mail reported. “According to the lawsuit, the relationship progressed and Holcomb ‘was powerless to resist’ Tyler’s ‘power, fame and substantial financial ability.'”

Holcomb said that after she became pregnant with Tyler’s son at the age of 17, he used an apartment fire to pressure her into having an abortion. Tyler allegedly claimed the baby might have been injured by smoke inhalation.

The apartment fire is mentioned in Tyler’s memoir, but not the abortion. The British newspaper noted that a 1997 Aerosmith autobiography does mention the relationship, the apartment fire and an abortion.

Holcomb would convert to Catholicism following the alleged relationship and became an anti-abortion activist, the Daily Mail reported.

She penned an essay in 2011 for LifeSiteNews.com after Tyler published his memoir, claiming he snorted cocaine at her bedside during her abortion.

Holcomb also discussed the alleged relationship and abortion during an appearance on Fox News in 2020.

“I met Steven Tyler when I was just 16 years old, and he became my legal guardian,” she told host Tucker Carlson. “He made the decision that he wanted me to have an abortion…and it didn’t really matter how I begged to keep my baby, that decision really wasn’t going to be in my hands.”

 

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