Steven Tyler Seeks Dismissal Of The Julia Holcomb Lawsuit

Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith frontman, has recently sought the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Julia Holcomb, who alleged that Tyler had an illicit relationship with her when she was only 16 years old, and he was 25. In a seven-page answer to the plaintiff’s allegations, according to Deadline, Tyler’s attorneys state that the plaintiff is not entitled to any damages from the 75-year-old musician.

The relationship between Tyler and the then-underage Holcomb began in the early to mid-70s and lasted for three years. Holcomb claimed that Tyler took advantage of her naivety and manipulated her into the relationship with the promise of a romantic connection. When Holcomb became pregnant, she further alleged that Tyler coerced her into having an abortion, causing her emotional distress.

Their controversial relationship was no secret, as Tyler never hid it from the public. However, the lawsuit has resurfaced, with Holcomb’s legal team filing charges of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentionally inflicting emotional distress under the provisions of the California Child Victims Act.

Steven Tyler’s attorney’s statements read:

“[The plaintiff has not] sustained any injury or loss by reason of any act or omission on the part of (Tyler).

Plaintiff’s claims are barred in whole or in part because (Tyler’s) actions were legitimate, good-faith, justified, non-discriminatory or non-retaliatory.

[The plaintiff subsequently] made a conscious decision to leave and escape the music and drug-addled world seeking to be free from the sexualized culture created by Tyler and the industry.”

As the lawsuit continues, it remains to be seen how the court will rule on Tyler’s request for dismissal. With the ongoing legal battle, both parties will undoubtedly face challenging times ahead, especially since Aerosmith recently canceled the remaining dates of their Las Vegas residency due to the singer’s health problems and possible check into rehab.