A woman who said she had a relationship with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler when she was 16 is now suing him for alleged child sexual abuse.
Julia Misley, 65, is suing under a 2019 California law that gives adult victims of childhood sexual assault three years – until Saturday – to settle charges of historic abuse File a lawsuit.
The lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount of financial damages, did not name the singer.
However, Taylor was identified as the subject of the claim in a statement from her attorney.
Ms Misley said she wanted to seize “a new opportunity to take legal action against those who abused me when I was young”.
A representative for Steven Tyler has not responded to a request for comment on the allegations.
Ms Misley has recounted in previous interviews her experiences with Taylor, who discussed a relationship with a teenage girl in two books published in 2011 and 1997.
The acknowledgments section of his memoir, “Does the noise in my head bother you?” thanked “Julia Halcomb”, which Ms Misley said was a reference to her because that was the name by which she was previously known.
The legal age of consent in California is 18.
The suit alleges that Taylor “used his role, status and power as a well-known musician and rock star to contact, groom, manipulate, exploit, and sexually assault” Ms. Misley over a three-year period after meeting her. . In 1973 he performed in Oregon.
He may have been in his twenties at the time of the alleged activity.
She claimed to be pregnant in 1975 as a result of a sexual relationship with Taylor, and he later forced her to have an abortion.