Steven Tyler is currently facing allegations for sexual assault, but the band have been not putting that in the forefront as Joe Perry recently took to Instagram to talk about a classic Aerosmith record instead.
Joe Perry said: “50 YEARS AGO TODAY!!! @aerosmith releases this epic self titled debut album, on this date back in 1973. Recorded at Intermedia Studios in Boston, Ma. October 1972 and released on January, 5th 1973!! Songs on this debut album include: 1. Make It 2. Somebody 3. Dream On 4. One Way Street 5. Mama Kin 6. Write Me a Letter 7. Movin’ Out 8. Walkin’ the Dog.”
A woman claims to have had an illicit relationship with Steven Tyler in the seventies when she was a minor has filed a lawsuit against the Aerosmith singer, accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit was filed following California legislation that temporarily waived statutes of limitations for childhood sexual abuse allegations.
This has caused Steven Tyler to step away from any upcoming shows citing “health concerns.”
Rolling Stone reported, Julia Holcomb alleges that Tyler convinced Holcomb’s mother to grant him guardianship over her when she was 16 years old, which consequently allowed her to live with him and engage in a sexual relationship. She claims they were together from 1973 until about three years later. The suit itself doesn’t name Tyler, naming the defendants as Defendant Doe 1 and Does 2 through 50. The lawsuit directly quotes from Tyler’s own memoir. In his book, without stating a name, Tyler similarly says he “almost took a teen bride” and that “her parents fell in love with me, 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.”
Holcomb stated: “I want this action to expose an industry that protects celebrity offenders, to cleanse and hold accountable an industry that both exploited and allowed me to be exploited for years, along with so many other naïve and vulnerable kids and adults.”