New lawsuit accuses Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler of child sexual abuse
The lawsuit has been filed under the California’s Child Victims Act
A new lawsuit filed by a woman in Los Angeles alleges Aerosmith's Steven Tyler made her abort their baby in the 1970s when she was only 17.
The suit by plaintiff Julia Holcomb was first reported by Rolling Stone and it quotes Tyler's 2011 memoir in which he recalls his past relationship with her.
Holcomb has told her story in the past but just recently filed a lawsuit.
“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 writes his memoir. “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.”
According to the lawsuit, Holcomb met Tyler in Portland, Oregon, in 1973 when she was 16. This resulted in a "three-year, drug-fueled affair" that Tyler allegedly conducted with Holcomb's mother's approval.
Holcomb said she became pregnant in 1975, but Tyler pressured her into an abortion after a fire in her apartment, citing that it may have injured the baby.
She told her story in 2020 with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
"I met Steven Tyler when I was just 16 years old, and he became my legal guardian," she told 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."
The lawsuit has been filed under the California’s Child Victims Act.