Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has been charged with “sexual assault, sexual violence, and deliberate infliction of mental distress on a juvenile” in a new complaint brought by his purported former lover Julia Holcomb. This article includes references to a connection between an adult and a juvenile, as well as forced abortion. Caution is suggested. According to court records acquired by Rolling Stone, Holcomb said she had sexual contact with Tyler soon after her 16th birthday in 1973. Tyler, who is now 74, would have been 25 at the time of the connection.
During their claimed romance, the two had a nine-year age gap. Holcomb said she met the musician at an Aerosmith performance in Portland and that he brought her back to his hotel after the event. She further said that Tyler flew her to the next Aerosmith concert in Seattle after their initial meeting and that he eventually persuaded her mother to let him become Holcomb’s legal guardian. Julia Holcomb also claimed that Steven Tyler forced her to get an abortion when she became pregnant with his kid at the age of 17.
Everything you need to know about Julia Holcomb’s lawsuit against Steven Tyler.
Steven Tyler’s purported former girlfriend, Julia Holcomb, was in a relationship with him when she was a juvenile. She recently sued the Aerosmith frontman, accusing him of assault, abuse, and mental anguish. Holcomb is said to have resided in Portland and met Tyler during an Aerosmith concert in the 1970s. She stated that after the event, the singer brought her to his hotel room and she told him about his age and her problematic family life.
Tyler reportedly “committed many acts of illegal s*xual activity against her” and drove her home the following morning in a cab. Holcomb said that after performing further physical acts on her, the guitarist flew her to the next Aerosmith event in Seattle and then returned her to Portland the following day.
Steven Tyler reportedly persuaded Julia Holcomb’s mother to let him become her legal guardian in 1974. He reportedly promised to look for Holcomb and put her in school. According to Holcomb’s lawsuit, Tyler “did not seriously follow through on these assurances” and continued to travel with her while abusing her and supplying her with drugs and alcohol.
Julia Holcomb was 17 years old when she fell pregnant with Steven Tyler’s kid in 1975. She alleged in her complaint that the singer pressured her to get an abortion and threatened to remove his support if she did not. While Holcomb did not specifically identify Tyler in her current complaint, instead referring to the defendants as Defendant Doe 1 and Does 2 through 50, she has often spoken out about the alleged abuse she received at the hands of the singer.
Holcomb claimed in a 2011 post that she and Tyler’s flat caught fire and she was compelled to get an abortion after being brought to the hospital as a result of the fire:
“I was a shattered spirit when I got home to my mum. I couldn’t sleep at night because I was having dreams about the abortion and the fire. “The world seemed to be a dismal place.”
According to reports, Holcomb returned to Portland after leaving Tyler to begin her new life as a devoted Catholic. During the 2012 March for Life, she also spoke out against Tyler’s acts. In his 2011 book, Steven Tyler purportedly discussed his connection with Julia Holcomb. He admitted to “nearly taking a young bride” after the girl’s “parents fell in love with me [and] signed a form over for me to have custody so I wouldn’t be prosecuted if I took her out of state.”
The artist also said that he brought her on tour with him, but that their connection was mutual. Tyler even stated that the former couple decided to get the abortion together because they were sure that the scenario would destroy their lives:
“There was a major crisis. When you’re developing something with a lady, it’s a big deal, but they persuaded us that it would never work out and would destroy our lives.”
In her case, Holcomb claimed that she was featured in the acknowledgments of Tyler’s book without her permission and that her name was misspelled as “Julia Halcomb.” The lady has also accused Tyler of “involuntary infamy” for describing their encounter in his novel as a “romantic, loving relationship.” At the time of writing, Steven Tyler and his team had not replied to the current case.