Steven Tyler is accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in the 1970s
Julia Holcomb filed a lawsuit accusing Steven Tyler of molesting her as a teenager
Aerosmith star Steven Tyler was charged in a court case with sexually abusing an underage girl when she was 16 and he was 25 in the 1970s.
Julia Holcomb filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles in the final days of a California law that temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on such claims under a “hindsight window” that ends Saturday.
The lawsuit, first reported by Rolling Stone, does not name Tyler and identify him as “defendant Doe,” instead quoting directly from Tyler’s 2011 memoir detailing the relationship.
Holcomb has previously spoken publicly about her alleged relationship with the rock star.
Holcomb accuses the music legend in the lawsuit of sexual assault, sexual violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress and alleges he drugged her after receiving guardianship from her mother and urging her to have an abortion.
A representative for Tyler did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com Thursday night.
The lawsuit, first reported by Rolling Stone, does not name Tyler and identify him as “defendant Doe,” instead quoting directly from Tyler’s 2011 memoir detailing the relationship
Although Holcomb was not named, Tyler’s memoir fondly described his approximately three-year sexual relationship with a teenage girl in the 1970s.
“She was sixteen, she knew how to get mean, and there wasn’t a hair on it,” Tyler wrote in the book, in which the girl’s name is Diana.
Tyler wrote in the book that he “almost married a teenage bride” and that “her parents fell in love with me and signed a custody paper for me so I wouldn’t be arrested if I got her out of state.”
“Since my bad self is twenty-six and she’s barely old enough to drive and sexy as hell, I just fell madly in love with her,” he wrote. “She was a sweet, skinny little tomboy who dressed up as Little Bo Peep. She was my heart’s desire, my partner in crimes of passion.’
Tyler described a relationship with a 16-year-old girl in his memoir
Holcomb’s lawsuit alleges that she met him shortly after her 16th birthday in 1973 while attending an Aerosmith concert in Portland, Oregon and returning to Tyler’s hotel room after the show.
The lawsuit alleges that after discussing Holcomb’s age, Tyler “performed various criminal sexual acts on her.”
According to the lawsuit, the relationship thrived and Holcomb “was powerless to oppose Tyler’s “power, fame and considerable financial opportunity.”
In 1974, Tyler convinced Holcomb’s mother to grant him guardianship over her so they could travel across state lines, the lawsuit claims, echoing Tyler’s memoir.
Although Tyler promised to take care of the teenager and pay for her education and health care, “he instead continued to travel with the plaintiff, assaulting her and providing her with alcohol and drugs,” the lawsuit states.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performing live on stage at RFK Stadium in Washington DC in 1976. The suit states that Holcomb’s relationship with him lasted from 1973 to 1976
The following year, Holcomb said she became pregnant with Tyler’s son when she was 17, but he pushed her to have an abortion after an apartment fire, claiming the baby may have been injured from smoke inhalation.
Tyler mentions fire in his memoirs, but not abortion. However, a 1997 autobiography by Aerosmith references a relationship with a teenage girl, the apartment fire, and an abortion.
Holcomb converted to Catholicism following her alleged relationship with Tyler and became an anti-abortion activist who has repeatedly spoken out about her experiences.
After Tyler published his memoir in 2011, she wrote an essay for anti-abortion website LifeSiteNews.com, claiming that Tyler snorted cocaine at her bedside during her abortion.
In 1974, Tyler convinced Holcomb’s mother to grant him guardianship over her so they could travel across state lines, the lawsuit claims, echoing Tyler’s memoir
Holcomb also appeared on Fox News in 2020 and told host Tucker Carlson about the alleged relationship and abortion.
“I met Steven Tyler when I was just 16 years old and he became my legal guardian,” she said in the interview.
“He made the decision that he wanted me to have an abortion … and it didn’t really matter how I asked to keep my baby, that decision really wasn’t going to be in my hands.”
The lawsuit was filed under California’s Child Victims Act, which created a three-year window for filing civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse claims. The window expires on December 31st.
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