In another shocking revelation, Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, is facing a second lawsuit from a woman accusing him of sexual assault. Jeanne Bellino, who was a 17-year-old model at the time, claims that Tyler assaulted her in the summer of 1975. This new lawsuit, filed on Thursday, sheds light on yet another disturbing incident involving the rockstar.
According to the lawsuit obtained by Page Six, Bellino had just finished a gig when she and a friend made plans to split the cost of a ride back home to Queens, New York. However, her friend wanted to attend a party with Tyler and the band at the Warwick Hotel before heading home. Reluctantly, Bellino agreed to accompany her friend to the gathering.
As Bellino and her friend joined Tyler and his entourage, which consisted of bandmates and other individuals affiliated with Aerosmith, they began walking down 6th Avenue in Manhattan. It was during this walk that Bellino made a comment about a song lyric to Tyler. Unfortunately, this seemingly innocent remark triggered a violent reaction from Tyler.
Without warning, Tyler grabbed Bellino by the hand and forcefully shoved her into a nearby phone booth. According to the lawsuit, he proceeded to assault her, sticking his tongue down her throat and touching her body without consent. Bellino describes the traumatic event in great detail, recounting how Tyler pinned her against the booth’s wall, rubbing his erect penis against her while his entourage laughed and watched.
In a desperate attempt to free herself, Bellino grabbed the back of Tyler’s head. Eventually, he abruptly stopped and left the booth, leaving her shocked and terrified. After quickly putting herself together, Bellino continued to walk with the entourage to the hotel, fearful and relying on her friend for transportation back home. However, the ordeal was far from over.
Once inside the hotel, Bellino alleges that Tyler once again assaulted her, pinning her against the wall, and forcing his tongue into her mouth. This time, there were witnesses, including an unknown doorman. The lawsuit claims that Bellino resisted and even pulled Tyler’s hair, but he whispered in her ear, indicating he would be going to his room for a brief moment.
A Cry for Help
Left devastated and traumatized, Bellino sat in the hotel lobby, sobbing and afraid. She was approached by one of Tyler’s colleagues who told her she could go up to his room, further adding to her distress. Mentally paralyzed, Bellino struggled to find a way out, but she managed to escape with the help of a doorman who quickly hailed a cab for her.
These shocking allegations against Steven Tyler are not the first. In December 2022, Julia Holcomb filed a sexual assault lawsuit against the musician, claiming that their sexual relationship began when she was just 16 years old in 1973. Holcomb also alleged that Tyler forced her to get an abortion. Tyler vehemently denied these accusations, arguing that Holcomb had consented to their relationship and that he had immunity as her legal guardian at the time.
The courage of these women in coming forward should not be understated. These allegations shed light on the disturbing behavior that often goes unpunished within the entertainment industry. It is crucial to support survivors and create an environment where speaking out against abuse is encouraged and believed.
The second lawsuit filed against Steven Tyler brings to the forefront further allegations of sexual assault. Jeanne Bellino’s account of the events that transpired in 1975 paints a disturbing picture, one that cannot be ignored. As the legal process unfolds, it is necessary to listen to survivors’ stories, ensuring that justice is served and steps are taken to prevent such abuses from occurring again in the future.