Steven Tyler‘s newest accuser — who claims he sexually assaulted her almost 50 years in the past — filed her lawsuit towards the singer within the nick of time, legally talking … because the statute of limitations was about to expire.
Jeff Anderson, lawyer for the alleged sufferer Jeanne Bellino, tells TMZ … he and his consumer just lately determined to file towards Tyler beneath New York City’s Gender-Motivated Violence Act.
Under that act, Bellino — who alleges the assault occurred in New York City in 1975 when she was 17 — has a a lot bigger window for the statute of limitations … besides, Anderson says it was set to run out on the finish of November.
As we reported, Julia Holcomb additionally sued Tyler on the finish of final yr, alleging she was sexually assaulted by the musician in 1973 when she was 16 — and likewise claimed he pressured her to get an abortion.
Anderson is representing each ladies of their respective circumstances.
In truth, we’re informed Holcomb and Bellino plan to function witnesses for one another’s circumstances. Anderson says Bellino first got here to him to say she was open to testifying for Holcomb to determine a sample of Tyler’s alleged habits.
We’ve reached out to Tyler’s lawyer for remark … to date, no phrase again.