Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler denies allegations within the sexual assault case

Steven Tyler denies allegations made in a recent lawsuit. As The Shade Room previously reported, the suit accuses him of sexually assaulting a minor in the 1970s.

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Last week, the Aerosmith frontman, 75, responded to the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Tyler has extensively defended himself against Julia Misley’s claims against him.

Also, Misley’s attorney claims the rocker “set her on fire.”

Aerosmith frontman claims the then minor consented to a sexual relationship with him

Tyler states that Misley, formerly Julia Holcomb, consented to a sexual relationship with him, adding that he had immunity as her legal guardian at the time of the alleged incidents.

He went on to seek the outright dismissal of the lawsuit, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

Tyler’s response to Misley’s lawsuit includes 24 affirmative defenses, all of which dismiss her allegations against him. One alleges that Misley “suffered no injury or damage as a result of any action by the defendant.” Furthermore, “if it is determined that the plaintiff was harmed, then such harm was not caused by the defendant.”

Is it just me, or is it weird that so many people are alright that a 25-year-old Steven Tyler became the legal guardian of a 16-year-old kid so he could take her on tour to have sex with him? Why isn’t it cancelled?

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Misley, who was sexually involved with Tyler in the 1970s when she was a teenager, filed the lawsuit against Tyler three months ago alleging sexual assault, sexual violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

She managed to file the lawsuit days before the Dec. 31 deadline for California’s Child Victims Act, which lifted the statute of limitations on reporting child sex abuse crimes.

Tyler previously revealed that he had convinced the girl’s mother to grant him guardianship

PEOPLE reportedly received a copy of the complaint. While the document does not identify Tyler by name, the allegations are consistent with comments the musician published in his 2011 memoir. Does the noise in my head bother you?

In the memoir, Tyler discusses his relationship with an unnamed 16-year-old girl. Misley later named Tyler directly in a statement released after the complaint was filed.

Misley “directly quotes” Tyler’s memoir in the complaint and claims he convinced her mother to give him guardianship of her back when she was just 16.

Steven Tyler, 1976. Photo by Fin Costello.

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This allowed Tyler to develop a sexual relationship with her, something she was “powerless to resist” given Tyler’s “power, fame, and considerable financial opportunity.”

Tyler characterized the situation differently, claiming in his memoir that he “almost took a teenage bride” because “her parents fell in love with me, signed a custody paper for me so I wouldn’t be arrested if I didn’t take her.” in the country. I took her on tour.”

The alleged victim’s attorney says Tyler Misley, who became pregnant with his child in 1975, “gaslights.”

Misley became pregnant in 1975 and claimed Tyler talked her into having an abortion. After the procedure, she eventually left Tyler and returned home to Portland. Misley went on to marry and became a devout Catholic.

Misley’s attorney, Jeff Anderson, called Tyler’s response “gaslighting” and said the rock star “used feigned legal guardianship to avoid prosecution for sex crimes.”

A rep for Tyler did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to

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