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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been charged with sexual assault, sexual battery and intentionally inflicting emotional distress on a minor in a new lawsuit brought by Julia Holcomb, who says she was 16 when Tyler first attacked her in 1973.

The lawsuit, which was filed under a 2019 California law temporarily suspending the statute of limitations for child sexual assault, claims Tyler used his position as a rich and famous rock star to manipulate her into having a sexual relationship with him. when I was underage. .

While the lawsuit does not directly identify Tyler by name, instead referring to Doe 1 and Doe 2 through 50, Holcomb has spoken publicly about his allegations against Tyler, and some of the details in the lawsuit were taken from the memoirs themselves. of the rock star

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Holcomb alleges that she met Tyler during an Aerosmith concert in Portland, Oregon, just after her 16th birthday. Tyler, now 74, would have been 25 at the time.

According to the lawsuit, which was obtained by Rolling Stone, Tyler took Holcomb to his hotel room and they discussed his age as well as his troubled home life. Tyler then allegedly “performed various acts of criminal sexual conduct” on her before sending her home the next morning.

Holcomb says he was “powerless to resist” Tyler because of his “power, fame, and substantial financial capacity.” The lawsuit says that Tyler “coerced and convinced Plaintiff to believe it involved ‘romantic infidelity.'”

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In 1974, Tyler allegedly convinced Holcomb’s mother to list him as her guardian, allowing her to travel with Holcomb across state lines and take the minor on tour without fear of prosecution.

Tyler writes about this incident in his own memoir, saying that he “almost married a teenager” and that “his parents fell in love with me, they signed a document for me to have custody, so they wouldn’t arrest me if I didn’t.” she took her out of the state.”

The lawsuit alleges that in 1975, Holcomb became pregnant with Tyler’s child when she was 17, but the Aerosmith frontman convinced her to have an abortion, a claim she has spoken about before at anti-abortion rallies and in public interviews.

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Tyler allegedly insisted on the abortion after an apartment fire, arguing that their unborn baby would be harmed due to smoke inhalation and the fact that Holcomb had been taking drugs during their relationship, drugs that Holcomb claims, Tyler provided them.

According to the lawsuit, Holcomb went ahead with the abortion after Tyler threatened to stop supporting her. After terminating the pregnancy, Holcomb says she left Tyler and moved back to Portland, where she became a devout Catholic and eventually met her husband.

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Holcomb claims she buried these memories of Tyler until the rock star wrote about them in his memoirs and subjected her to “unintentional infamy” by framing her childhood sexual assault as a “loving, romantic relationship.”

Aerosmith’s 1997 autobiography references Tyler’s relationship with an underage girl, the apartment fire, and the abortion, although the victim in question is known as Diana. Tyler further wrote about these events in his own memoir and mentioned the apartment fire, but not the abortion.

Acknowledgments from Tyler’s memoir include Julia Halcomb, which could be a misspelling of Holcomb.

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