For the second time previously yr, Steven Tyler has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a teenage lady within the Seventies, when his band Aerosmith was rising to fame.
In the new lawsuit, which was filed in New York on Thursday, Jeanne Bellino accuses Mr. Tyler of assaulting her twice in someday in roughly 1975, when she was about 17 years outdated and a mannequin dwelling in Queens. He would have been in his late 20s on the time.
Whereas Ms. Bellino was visiting Manhattan for work, the lawsuit says, a buddy organized for them to fulfill Aerosmith. As Ms. Bellino was strolling down the road with Mr. Tyler and his entourage, which included his bandmates, he compelled her right into a cellphone sales space, the place he aggressively kissed, groped and fondled her, in response to the lawsuit.
“Others stood by outdoors the cellphone sales space laughing and as passers-by watched and witnessed, no one within the entourage intervened,” the lawsuit says.
As a result of Ms. Bellino didn’t have cash for transportation residence, in response to the swimsuit, she was taken to the Warwick Resort with Mr. Tyler and his entourage. The lawsuit says Mr. Tyler pinned her towards a wall in a public space and once more assaulted her. Shortly after, a doorman on the resort helped her get right into a cab and flee.
“He by no means even requested me what my identify was,” Ms. Bellino mentioned of Mr. Tyler in a information convention on Thursday.
A consultant for Aerosmith didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Ms. Bellino’s lawsuit was filed beneath a New York Metropolis legislation that in March opened a two-year window for folks to accuse somebody of gender-motivated violence that might in any other case be past the statute of limitations.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles in December, Julia Misley accused Mr. Tyler of utilizing his standing and energy to “groom, manipulate, exploit” and “sexually assault” her over the course of three years, beginning in 1973, shortly after her sixteenth birthday. Ms. Misley mentioned in her lawsuit that she had met Mr. Tyler at an Aerosmith live performance in Portland, Ore., and that the musician had persuaded her mom to let him change into her authorized guardian.
Mr. Tyler, who’s now 75, wrote about sexual encounters with a youngster in his 2011 autobiography, “Does the Noise in My Head Trouble You?,” saying that he gained custody of an individual who almost grew to become his “teen bride.”