In December of last year, a woman named Julia Holcomb came forward with a lawsuitclaiming that Steven Tyler assaulted her as a seventeen-year-old in the ’70s. Nearly a year later, a second woman seeks legal action with the same claims.
In a lawsuit filed today, Jeanne Bellino says she was working as a 17-year-old model in the summer of 1975 when Steven Tyler assaulted her.
Bellino details that after a modeling gig, she and a friend were going to hang out with Aerosmith and the rest of the band. As a fan of their music, she asked Tyler, who was 27 at the time of the incident, about a song. After this inquiry, the lawsuit states that he became visibly irritated by the question.
According to Page Six, Tyler then allegedly shoved Bellino into a phone booth on the street they were walking down.
“Stuck his tongue down her throat, put his hands upon her body, breasts, her buttocks, and her genitals, moving and removing clothing and pinning her against the wall of the phone boot.”
While this was happening, she said that his entourage was standing outside of the booth laughing.
“Tyler forcefully inserted his tongue into Plaintiff’s mouth, without her consent Tyler’s penis was erect and it was evident to her as he rubbed it against her that he was not wearing underwear and wearing thin pants.”
Bellino pulled the back of Tyler’s hair, and he stopped. After this, she was distraught, but as she had no money and relied on her friend for transportation, she went on with the band and the rest of the group.
Once they arrived at the hotel where Tyler and the other Aerosmith band members were staying, she details a second incident of Steven Tyler assaulting her.
In the hotel lobby, he once again put his tongue down her throat and started to hump her while others watched. She once again pulled Tyler’s hair, and he suddenly stopped before quickly going to his room.
She recalls being paralyzed with fear and shaking as she was slumped in a chair, crying in the hotel lobby. The doorman helped her swiftly get into a cab.
Tyler deniedany wrongdoing in the first sexual assault lawsuit. His lawyer released a statement arguing that her claims:
“Are barred in whole or in part by Plaintiff’s consent… because of immunity or qualified immunity to Defendant as caregiver and/or guardian.”
A few years ago, Julia Holcomb spoke with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about her claims: