A woman who says she had sex with Steven Tyler in 1973 when she was 16 has filed a lawsuit against the Aerosmith frontman, Rolling Stone reports. The lawsuit, filed under California’s Child Victims Act, charges Tyler with sexual assault, sexual assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Under the law, the statute of limitations has been temporarily lifted for survivors of child abuse.
Tyler is not named in the lawsuit, but plaintiff Julia Holcomb has spoken publicly about what she said were her experiences with Tyler, then around 25, which she says lasted three years. Tyler, for one, writes in his memoir that he “almost took a married teenager” whose parents “fell in love with me, signed a paper for me to have custody, so I wouldn’t be arrested if I took her out of state. I took her on tour with me.
Holcomb maintains that Tyler made her do drugs and alcohol, had sex with her and, yes, took her on tour with him. She became pregnant with his child at 17 and the singer convinced her to have an abortion.
Interestingly, Holcomb’s lawsuit references John Does numbered 1-50, so there may be more shoes to drop off if the lawsuit progresses.
Aerosmith canceled eight shows from its Las Vegas residency in May because Tyler had to return to rehab. Earlier this month, the band canceled the last two residency dates due to an undisclosed illness Tyler suffered from.