American singer, Steven Tyler has refuted claims that he forced an abortion on a 16-year-old girl in 1973 after sexually assaulting her.
According to records obtained by Rolling Stone, the frontman of Aerosmith recently filed a long response to the allegations made in a December 2022 lawsuit, asserting that the plaintiff gave her consent to their sexual relationship and that he had immunity as her legal guardian at the time.
Tyler, who is now 75, also requested that the lawsuit be dismissed and provided 24 affirmative defenses that refuted the claims.
Tyler even asserted once that defendant Tyler’s actions had not caused plaintiff Julia Misley, formerly known as Julia Holcomb, “any injury or damage.”
In addition, he noted that “if it is determined that Plaintiff has been damaged, then any such damages were not caused by Defendant.”
The reply comes three months after Misley accused the rock star of sexual violence and assault. She also claimed that he coerced her into having an abortion back in the 1970s.
Misley said in court filings that Tyler “coerced and persuaded” her into thinking they were having “a romantic love affair” that began when she was 16 and he was 25.