Decades have passed since Steven Tyler’s sexual misconduct allegations. Madonna called out Tyler onstage, saying if his two fingers touched her, it’d be abuse. Aerosmith member Steven Tyler has been reportedly sued for having sexual relations with a minor in the 70s, claiming guardianship of her to remain in a relationship while on tour, and forcing her to receive an abortion at the age of 17 when she allegedly became pregnant with Tyler’s child.
Tyler’s accuser Julia Holcomb, who now goes by Julia Misley, addressed her allegations that the Aerosmith frontman sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old in 1973.
Disney apparently removes Steven Tyler songs
Amid the allegations, it has been noted that Disney could be phasing out the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as per a report from Inside the Magic (ITM). There’s been no confirmation from Disney that any changes will be made to the ride, but ITM claims to have received word from theme park guests has taken steps to distance the ride from the band.
First opened to the public at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the summer of 1999, in the past the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith has traditionally included a video preshow with Steven Tyler and the rest of the band. When you board the coaster cars, which are fashioned to look like a stretch limo, according to the preshow narrative you’re hopping onto a stretch limo taking you to an Aerosmith show.
However, recent visitors to the attraction report that the preshow isn’t being used at all, and instead guests are brought directly to the cars.
ITM also noted that the guests report that music being played at the Disney attraction is of a classic rock variety, but often times the songs played don’t included hits by Aerosmith.
ITM is speculating that some of the changes Disney is making to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith are related to the sexual assault lawsuit filed in the closing days of 2022 by Julia Holcomb. Holcomb alleges that Tyler assaulted her in the 70s when she was 16.
Whether or not the trouble Steven Tyler finds himself in has anything at all to do with Disney’s changes to its Aerosmith-themed ride, as ITM notes, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith was already due for some changes. Before news broke about the lawsuit filed against Steven Tyler, Disney announced it would be shutting the ride down for a refurbishment. The ride is supposed to be shut down starting February 20.