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Steven Tyler seeks dismissal of woman's sex abuse accusation lawsuit

Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler, is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges he had an illicit relationship with her when she was 16 years old, and he was 25.

The woman maintains her life was "shattered" when Tyler released memoirs characterizing his alleged abuses of her as "a romantic, loving relationship" without her knowledge or consent to obtain fame and financial benefit for himself and his managers, agents and publishers.

Tyler's court papers state that the plaintiff's claims are fully or partially barred by alleged consent on her part and that he had at least qualified immunity as her one-time guardian.

In her suit filed Dec. 27, the plaintiff alleges that Tyler convinced her mother to grant him guardianship over her when she was 16 years old, allowing her to live with him and engage in a sexual relationship.

She alleges they were together for about three years beginning in 1973. The plaintiff became pregnant in 1975, causing Tyler to be simultaneously both the father of the plaintiff's unborn child and her legal

guardian, according to the suit, which further states that the Catholic plaintiff later relented under Tyler's pressure and had an abortion.

Tyler's attorneys argue that Tyler's actions were legitimate, justified and in good-faith. In a written response to the plaintiff's allegations filed Tuesday at Torrance Superior Court, with Torrance, Tyler's attorneys state that the plaintiff has not "sustained any injury or loss by reason of any act or omission on the part of (Tyler)" and that the plaintiff is not entitled to any damages from the 75-year-old musician.

The plaintiff further argued that she "made a conscious decision to leave and escape the music and drug addled world seeking to be free from the sexualized culture created by Tyler and the industry," according to her suit, which additionally states that she went on to have a family and become active in her faith.

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