A second girl has filed a lawsuit in opposition to Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler over an alleged sexual assault that occurred within the Nineteen Seventies. The grievance (obtained by Pitchfork) was filed on Thursday (November 2) in a New York court docket by Jeanne Bellino, who claims that Tyler sexually assaulted her in 1975 when she was 17 years previous and he was 27. The lawsuit lists the reason for motion as gender-motivated violence, and, within the grievance, Bellino says that she sustained bodily, psychological, and emotional accidents from the alleged assault.
In her lawsuit, Bellino alleges that, in the summertime of 1975, when she was working as a youth mannequin, she traveled from her residence in Queens to Manhattan to mannequin in a style present. She made preparations to journey again to Queens with a buddy, however Bellino’s buddy as a substitute made plans for them to fulfill up with Aerosmith, who, by then, had been already a well-known rock band.
The grievance states that Bellino and her buddy met up with Tyler and his entourage and the group walked down Sixth Avenue collectively. Bellino recollects that she made a remark about an Aerosmith lyric to Tyler, who allegedly grew to become “visibly irritated” by her comment. Tyler then allegedly grabbed Bellino by the hand and compelled her into a close-by telephone sales space.
Bellino’s lawsuit alleges that, whereas she was restrained within the telephone sales space, Tyler “caught his tongue down her throat, and put his fingers upon her physique, her breasts, her buttocks, and her genitals, transferring and eradicating clothes and pinning her in opposition to the wall of the telephone sales space.” The grievance states that Tyler was humping Bellino and pretending to have intercourse together with her whereas Tyler’s entourage and passersby watched and laughed with out intervening.
Bellino claims that she finally broke away from Tyler after pulling his hair and elevating her knee, however remained together with her buddy and his group as a result of she was counting on her buddy for transportation again to Queens. The grievance states that she was “dazed, confused, and shocked” following the alleged assault, and that it was her first sexual expertise.
Bellino and her buddy continued with Tyler and his entourage to the Warwick Lodge, the place Tyler allegedly pinned her in opposition to the wall of the lodge’s bar entrance, put his tongue down her throat and once more humped her, simulating intercourse. Based on the lawsuit, a close-by doorman was capable of see incident, and others additionally stood by and watched as Bellino was allegedly assaulted. Bellino claims that she pulled Tyler’s hair and freed her proper arm because the musician allegedly whispered, “I’m moving into my room to do one thing fast.”
Bellino says that “one in all Steven Tyler’s colleagues” inspired her to go as much as the musician’s room, however she refused and “bolted in direction of the door” of the lodge. From there, she recollects, she took a taxi cab again residence to Queens.
Final December, a girl named Julia Holcomb sued Tyler for allegedly sexually assaulting and sexually battering her in 1973 when she was 16 years previous and Tyler was 25. In her lawsuit, Holcomb claimed that she “was powerless to withstand” the singer’s “energy, fame, and substantial monetary capability,” and that he “coerced and persuaded [her] into believing this was a ‘romantic love affair.’” Tyler subsequently denied Holcomb’s allegations.
Pitchfork has reached out to Jeff Anderson (the lawyer representing Jeanne Bellino and Julia Holcomb) and Steven Tyler’s representatives for remark.
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