Steven Tyler has secured a legal triumph as a court has dismissed allegations from an accuser who claimed that the publication of his memoir caused emotional distress.

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In December 2022, Julia Misley filed a lawsuit against Steven Tyler, accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, and other offenses.

A Los Angeles court has granted Steven Tyler’s request to remove certain portions of a sexual assault lawsuit filed against him in 2022 by a woman who alleges she had a sexual relationship with the Aerosmith frontman when she was a teenager in the 1970s.

The court’s ruling on Wednesday decided to strike the sections of Julia Misley’s complaint against Tyler that asserted she suffered from “intentional infliction of emotional distress” (IIED) due to Tyler’s publication of his memoirs.

After Misley initially filed the lawsuit in December 2022, alleging sexual assault, sexual battery, and IIED, Tyler, aged 75, countered by stating that she couldn’t cite his memoirs as a reason for emotional distress in court, contending it was protected speech and that his writings did not identify her.

Tyler argued in court documents that his memoirs were published in 1997 and 2011, and since Misley didn’t file the lawsuit until 2022, her IIED claim was barred by the two-year statute of limitations. He also asserted that her claims were shielded by the First Amendment because his memoirs “recount his own experiences from his newsworthy life.”

Representatives for Misley did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, while a spokesperson for Tyler declined to provide a statement.


Misley claimed she engaged in a sexual relationship with the star during her teenage years and alleged that the “Dream On” singer persuaded her mother to grant him guardianship over her when she was 16, allowing them to continue the relationship.

While she initially didn’t mention Tyler by name in her lawsuit, her allegations mirrored statements he had made in his 2011 memoir, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?”, about a relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Misley later explicitly named Tyler in a subsequent statement.

In Tyler’s memoir, there is no mention of Misley by name, but he wrote about nearly marrying a teenager, recounting how “her parents fell in love with me, signed a paper over for me to have custody, so I wouldn’t get arrested if I took her out of state. I took her on tour with me.”


In April, Tyler responded to Misley’s lawsuit by vehemently denying all accusations and asserting that she had consented to their sexual relationship. He further argued that he was protected by immunity as her legal guardian and requested the dismissal of the lawsuit. Misley’s lawyer suggested that Tyler was attempting to “gaslight” her.

Tyler’s recent legal victory follows a separate lawsuit filed by a second woman in November, alleging that he sexually assaulted her twice in one day, including incidents of groping and simulated sex, when she was a teenager in 1975.

However, this lawsuit was dismissed in February by a New York judge, who ruled that the accuser had waited too long to bring the case forward and that it did not meet the criteria under New York City law, which allows victims of abuse to report decades-old crimes.