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Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler accused of sexual assault of a teen in the 1970s

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A woman is suing Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler for sexually assaulting, coercing an abortion and involuntarily defaming him in the 1970s when he was underage and in his mid-twenties.

Attorneys for Julia Misley, formerly known as Julia Holcomb, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County on Tuesday. It was brought under the Victims Act. The three-year “reflection” period ends on Saturday.

In a statement, Missley said the change in the law encouraged her to take legal action.

“This action exposes an industry that protects celebrity criminals and has allowed me, along with many other naive and vulnerable children and adults, to be exploited and exploited for years. We want to cleanse the industry and hold it accountable,” Missley said in a statement.

According to the lawsuit, Missley first met Tyler, whom the lawsuit called Defendant Doe 1, after Tyler gave a concert in Portland, Oregon in 1973. At the time, Missley was 16 and Tyler was 25.

The lawsuit alleges that Tyler, now 74, took Missley to a hotel room and “performed various acts of criminal sexual conduct” on her that night.

According to the complaint, Tyler bought plane tickets for Missley to attend the band’s next show in Seattle. The lawsuit alleges that Missley was also abused after that show.

In 1974, Tyler persuaded Missley’s mother to “transfer the guardianship of her daughter to him,” according to the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, Tyler promised her mother that he would help her get her into school, support her, and provide better medical care than her mother could provide.

“Defendant Doe 1 did not meaningfully carry out these promises and instead continued to travel with, assault, and provide alcohol and drugs to Plaintiff,” the lawsuit alleges.

The complaint also alleges that Tyler impregnated Missley and forced her to have an abortion.

According to the lawsuit, “Defendant DOE 1 (Tyler) pressured Plaintiff into having an abortion by sending Plaintiff back to her family and threatening to stop supporting and loving her.” , an abortion was performed,” the lawsuit added.

“The complaint, prepared by my legal team, documents the trajectory of my life from early struggles to exploitation by Steven Tyler, to the music industry, to escapism from the afterlife, to recovery and transformation, to spiritual restoration through faith. In words: building a family and rebuilding my life,” Missley said in a statement.

The lawsuit further alleges that Tyler “deliberately publicized the conduct he committed” against Misley through multiple published books describing the assault.

In her 2011 memoir, “Doesn’t the noise in your head bother you?” writing.

“I went to her parents’ house and slept a few nights, but her parents fell in love with me and signed the custody papers for me so I could take her out of state. Nor was she arrested. I took her on tour,” he wrote.

Tyler’s accuser said the publication hurt her and her family again.

“I am grateful for this new opportunity to take action and be heard,” Missley said in a statement.

CNN has reached out to Steven Tyler’s representative for comment.

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