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Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler, 74 Sued for Sexual Assault

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 74, is being sued by a woman in California who states he sexually abused her when she was 16 in the 1970s for more than three years. Tyler faces a sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit.

Julia Misley’s lawsuit was filed on Tuesday under a 2019 California law that gave adult victims of childhood sexual assault a three-year window to file lawsuits for decades-old assaults. The deadline for filing such claims is Saturday.

Misley, formerly Julia Holcomb, 65, said in a statement that she wanted to take advantage of “a new opportunity to take legal action against those who abused me in my youth.” Unless victims publicly identify themselves, the Associated Press does not name them.

While Tyler is not named in the lawsuit, Misley identified him in a statement issued through the law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates. Tyler discussed a relationship with a teenage girl in two books, published in 2011 and 1997, and she has previously recounted her experiences with Tyler.

Misley thanks a “Julia Halcomb” in the acknowledgments section of his memoir “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?” Misley has said this is a reference to her.

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Steven Tyler Remains Silent

Tyler’s representatives did not respond to requests for comment on Friday. Rolling Stone first reported the lawsuit.

Tyler allegedly “used his role, status, and power as a well-known musician and rock star to gain access to, groom, manipulate, exploit, and sexually assault” Misley over three years, according to the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, some abuse occurred in Los Angeles County. As a result, according to the lawsuit, she has suffered severe emotional harm and economic losses.

Misley met Tyler in 1973 at one of his shows in Portland, Oregon, and was later invited to Tyler’s hotel room, where she claimed she told him she was 16 years old, according to the lawsuit. Tyler would have been about 25 or 26 years old at the time. According to the complaint, he engaged in “various acts of criminal sexual conduct” against Misley.

According to the lawsuit, he engaged in sexual acts with her after multiple other shows, and in 1974 he became her legal guardian so that she could travel to him with shows.

According to the lawsuit, Misley became pregnant in 1975 due to sex with Tyler, and he coerced her into having an abortion.

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Almost took a “Teen Bride.”

According to the lawsuit, Steven Tyler harmed Misley further by publishing memoirs that detailed aspects of their relationship without her knowledge or consent. According to the lawsuit, doing so exposed Misley to public attention and scrutiny, retraumatizing her and making it more difficult for her to recover.

Tyler mentions meeting an unnamed 16-year-old “girlfriend to be” in his 2011 memoir. He wrote that he almost “took a teen bride” and convinced her parents to sign over custody so he wouldn’t be arrested when she joined him on tour out of state.

“By including Plaintiff’s name in the acknowledgments, he left the readers and the public in no doubt of Plaintiff’s identity,” the lawsuit claims, adding that after the book’s publication, she was confronted with a picture of her face on a tabloid cover at a grocery store.

Tyler’s relationship with a teenage girl is also mentioned by several people in “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith’s 1997 “autobiography” in the form of oral history. The teen is given the pen name “Diana Hall” and is described as pregnant at one point. Tyler expressed interest in marrying her, mentioned abortions, and described the situation as “tricky all around.”

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of monetary compensation.

Source: Rolling Stone, AP, VOR News

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

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BRUSSELS — Charlie Colin, the bassist and founding member of the band Train, best known for their early-aughts songs “Drops of Jupiter” and “Meet Virginia,” has passed away. He was 58.

Colin’s sister, Carolyn Stephens, confirmed her brother’s death to The Associated Press on Wednesday. He died after slipping and falling in the bathtub while housesitting for a friend in Brussels, according to celebrity website TMZ.com.

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

Colin grew up in Southern California and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After college, he joined the band Apostles, which included guitarist Jimmy Stafford and singer Rob Hotchkiss. After the band broke up, Colin spent a year writing jingles in Singapore.

Colin, Hotchkiss, and Stafford eventually migrated to San Francisco, where they created Train in the early 1990s alongside singer Pat Monahan. According to an interview with Colin and Hotchkiss in Berklee’s alumni magazine, Colin rounded out the quartet with drummer Scott Underwood.

Colin was a founding member of the pop-rock band, appearing on the band’s first three albums: 1998’s self-titled album, 2001’s “Drops of Jupiter,” and 2003’s “My Private Nation.” The latter two albums peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 charts.

“Meet Virginia,” from Train’s debut album, peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, but the band’s sophomore album cemented their fame.

The eight-time platinum title tune “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” featured Rolling Stones session pianist Chuck Leavell and Leonard Cohen’s string orchestrator Paul Buckmaster. It was written after Monahan’s mother’s death. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard list and won two Grammys, including Best Rock Song.

Colin departed Train in 2003 due to substance misuse.

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

“Charlie is one incredible bass player, but he was in a lot of pain, and the way he was dealing with it was very painful for everyone else around him,” Monahan stated to NBC San Diego.

In 2015, he rejoined Hotchkiss to form the new band Painbirds alongside Tom Luce. In 2017, he established the Side Deal, which included Sugar Ray’s Stan Frazier and the PawnShop Kings’ Joel and Scott Owen.

Train posted an homage to Colin on their social media platforms on Wednesday.

“When I met Charlie Colin (front left), I fell in love with him. He was the sweetest and most attractive man. “Let’s form a band; it’s the only reasonable thing to do,” it reads.

“His distinct bass playing and wonderful guitar work helped get people to notice us in San Francisco and abroad. I’ll always have a soft spot for him in my heart. I always attempted to bring him closer, but he had his vision. You are a legend, Charlie. “Go charm the pants off those angels,” the unsigned post added.

Colin documented his stay in Brussels before his death, declaring it “officially my favorite city” in a March Instagram post.

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

Colin also served as the music director for the Newport Beach Film Festival.

“Charlie was a special part of the Newport Beach Film Festival family,” said Todd Quartararo, the festival’s co-founder. “His heart, compassion and creativity will surely be missed.”

He is survived by his parents, sister, and niece

SOURCE – (AP)

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Elvis Presley Final Resting Place Graceland Facing Foreclosure

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The Elvis Presley final resting place and renowned tourist attraction Graceland Mansion is embroiled in a legal dispute as it appears to be prepared for a foreclosure auction later this week. However, actor Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, is countering this with a lawsuit alleging fraud.

The estate, constructed in 1939, is reportedly scheduled to be auctioned off on Thursday at the Shelby County courthouse in Memphis, Tennessee, as per a purported foreclosure notice.

Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, allegedly used Graceland as collateral to secure a $3.8 million loan from Naussany Investments and Private Lending in 2018. However, she failed to repay the loan prior to her father’s death in 2017. As a result, the foreclosure is purportedly taking place.

“Daisy Jones and the Six,” a popular television series from the previous year, featured Keough as its heir.

Keough asserts in a lawsuit that Naussany Investments “appears to be a fraudulent organization established with the intention” of deceiving her family.

Graceland Never Mortgaged

Additionally, the lawsuit asserts that Keough’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, never provided the company with a deed of trust to Graceland or “borrowed money” from them. It further claims that any documents that dispute this are forgeries.

The notary public whose name appears on the deed of trust has provided a sworn affidavit in the lawsuit, which states, “I did not notarize this document.”

Wednesday’s hearing will contemplate the aforementioned allegations, subsequent to which a temporary restraining order was reportedly issued on Monday, as stated by Keough’s counsel, as reported by the CBS affiliate in Memphis, WREG.

“You want to maintain the status quo and ensure that nothing changes; nobody should be harmed,” said legal contributor for CBS News Jessica Levinson. “And the biggest harm would come from an illegitimate sale of Graceland.”

Two individuals who appeared to be associated with the investment and lending firm responded to CBS News’ inquiries by stating that they would relay our concerns to their legal representatives.

Elvis Presley was a cultural icon

The foreclosure claims are “false,” according to a statement from Elvis Presley Enterprises, the property manager of Graceland. Elvis Presley’s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, shared a photograph of Graceland with the caption “It’s a scam!” on social media.

In 1957, Elvis Presley Sr. purchased Graceland for $102,500 at the age of 22. The mansion was 10,266 square feet at the time of his acquisition, and Elvis acquired 13.8 acres of the farm surrounding the residence. The Graceland estate is currently 17,552 square feet in size.

In 1991, the American National Register of Historic Places included Graceland, the final resting place of Elvis Presley in 1977. Named after Grace, an aunt of one of the original proprietors, Graceland attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually.

Elvis Presley was a cultural icon who revolutionized music. He rose from humble beginnings to become the “King of Rock and Roll.” With his distinctive voice, charismatic stage presence, and blend of genres, Elvis left an indelible mark on pop culture.

His hit songs like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” and “Don’t Be Cruel” still resonate today. Elvis’ impact extended beyond music—his fashion sense, dance moves, and sex appeal captivated audiences worldwide. Despite his untimely death, Elvis’ legacy continues to inspire artists and fans alike.

 

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Paul McCartney Song Starts Paralympics On 100-Day Countdown To Opening Ceremony In Paris

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GENEVA – On Monday, the Paralympic Games begin their 100-day journey to the opening ceremony in Paris in August, with Paul McCartney assisting.

The former Beatles’ “We All Stand Together” — the theme song from an award-winning animated short he created and produced 40 years ago — will be featured in a promotional film for the International Paralympic Committee

“Sir Paul really understands what we stand for as a movement, and he was extremely generous to us,” IPC president Andrew Parsons told The Associated Press. “He was not difficult to convince, it was something that came very naturally.”

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Paul McCartney Song Starts Paralympics On 100-Day Countdown To Opening Ceremony In Paris

On August 28, 100 days from Monday, the Summer Paralympics opening ceremony will occur along a stretch of the Champs-Élysées and Place de la Concorde. Over the next 11 days, the 4,400 athletes will compete in places such as the Eiffel Tower and Versailles Palace in front of up to 2.7 million spectators.

“We probably have the most famous avenue in the world,” Parsons stated in a recent interview. “That is very exciting. The city is really supporting Paralympic athletes and athletes with impairments.”

“With our games, we talk a lot about inclusion, and this is a fantastic representation of that. That extremely inviting attitude is a great way to start our games.

A watershed moment for the Paralympic movement occurred in London in 2012 when the host country rose to the occasion with record ticket sales and a completely new approach to broadcasting by Britain’s Channel 4.

“Still the benchmark games of our movement,” added Parsons, whose native country of Brazil staged the 2016 edition in Rio de Janeiro.

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Paul McCartney Song Starts Paralympics On 100-Day Countdown To Opening Ceremony In Paris

Channel 4 produced the “We’re the Superhumans” musical film to promote the Rio Paralympics. The film was a landmark in terms of its high production values and inspirational imagery.

“Many broadcasters come to us in their preparations in different parts of the world and they normally ask, ‘What is Channel 4 doing?'” Parsons stated. In that vein, the IPC trailer, inspired by McCartney’s “Rupert and the Frog Song” film, follows suit.

The Paris Paralympics will record 164 broadcasters worldwide, with 549 events across 22 sports.

Beyond the field of play, the Paralympics strive to change society, particularly in the host nation—and have previously achieved this.

In France and Paris, Parsons admitted that “there is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to people’s mindsets and perceptions of people with disabilities.”

“It has progressed since they received the games in 2017, but there is still a long way to go. “And it does not end with the closing ceremony.”

Two weeks after the Paralympics end on September 8, the United Nations conducts a global gathering that Parsons hopes will spark change.

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Paul McCartney Song Starts Paralympics On 100-Day Countdown To Opening Ceremony In Paris

The UN will assess progress toward its 17 sustainable development objectives during the Summit of the Future, which will occur on September 22 and 23.

“We do believe our movement has, in terms of persons of disability, been a little bit left behind, if you compare to other human rights movements such as gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity,” Parsons stated. “They have become increasingly prominent in the major debates at the highest level.

“We believe that these (Paris) games will be able to really remind global leaders that there is 1.2 billion persons with disabilities out there that need to be included in those conversations.”

SOURCE – (AP)

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