Steven Tyler Wants Sexual Abuse Accuser To Pay Him $155K To Cover Legal Bills

Steven Tyler requested a judge to grant him a great amount of money from his alleged sexual assault victim after a portion of the case was dismissed.

According to the recently obtained documents, the Aerosmith frontman stated that Julia Misley should pay him $155,423 to cover legal expenses in the case. Misley filed a lawsuit against Tyler in 2022, alleging sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Tyler’s lawyer commented:

“These public statements—whatever their alleged impact on [Misley]—constitute quintessential protected speech. Moreover, they were made in 1997 and 2011—more than eleven years prior to her bringing suit. [Misley] therefore recklessly caused Mr. Tyler to incur over $142,000 in legal fees to challenge her baseless claim, plus approximately $12,930 in additional fees for having to file this Motion and the anticipated reply and argument on this Motion.”

Misley hasn’t responded to the comments yet.

What Misley Claimed Happened

Misley’s original lawsuit, filed in December 2022, accused Tyler of sexual assault, sexual battery, and IIED. Her account alleges that she and Tyler were involved when she was a teenager. She even claimed that Tyler persuaded her mother to allow him to become her guardian when she was 16 to maintain the relationship.

While Misley didn’t directly name Tyler in her initial lawsuit, the connections were made when she mentioned details similar to what the rocker had written in his 2011 memoir. Later on, she officially identified him in her statement.

Tyler defended himself by stating that the claims of emotional distress related to his memoirs couldn’t be considered in court since they are his way of sharing his life story and are protected by the First Amendment. He also pointed out that the memoirs were published in 1997 and 2011, and were too old for Misley to bring up now.

The Pregnancy Allegations

In 1975, Misley claimed she became pregnant with Tyler’s child. She alleged that he asked her to have an abortion, and cited concerns about potential birth defects from an apartment fire they were involved in before she found out about the pregnancy.

Misley chose to end the pregnancy, subsequently ending her relationship with Tyler and returning home, according to the lawsuit. In her legal complaint, Misley referenced passages from Tyler’s memoir.

In his 2011 memoir, Tyler described how he ‘almost took a teen bribe’ after the girl’s ‘parents fell in love’ with him.

“[They] signed a paper over for me to have custody, so I wouldn’t get arrested if I took her out of state. I took her on tour with me.”

Tyler wanted to dismiss the emotional distress claim, saying his memoirs are protected by the First Amendment and that Misley agreed to what happened.