Steven Tyler is formally named in lawsuit where woman, now 6 trends now
Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler has been formally named in a lawsuit alleging he sexually abused a minor and coerced her into having an abortion when he was 25.
Tyler, now 74, is accused of assaulting victim Julia Misley - formerly known as Holcomb - over a period of three years starting when she was 16.
In initial court documents Tyler's identity was kept anonymous and named him only as 'Defendant Doe' - but journalists were able to verify it was him as the suit quoted directly from his 2011 memoir in which he describes a relationship with a teenager.
The case first came to light in December but on Wednesday Tyler was formally named in court documents seen by Entertainment Weekly.
Misley alleges the music legend used his fame and status to 'groom, manipulate, exploit and sexually assault' her.
The suit, first reported by Rolling Stone, did not initially name Tyler, identifying him as 'Defendant Doe', but it quotes directly from Tyler's 2011 memoir describing the relationship
Julia Holcomb filed a lawsuit accusing Steven Tyler of abusing her as a teen
She also claims he plied her with drugs after gaining guardianship from her mother so he could take her on tour with him.
Misley, now 65, is seeking an unspecified amount of compensation and a trial.
In his memoir 'Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?' Tyler wrote he 'almost took a teen bride' after falling in love with a woman Holcomb alleges is her.
'She was sixteen, she knew how to nasty, and there wasn't a hair on it,' he wrote in the book, which names the girl as 'Diana'.
Another extract reads: 'I went and slept at her