- Dream On: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Sues Imposter Bloggers
- October 28, 2008
- Law Firm: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP - Los Angeles Office
Steven Tyler, the lead singer for Aerosmith, has sued anonymous bloggers for impersonating him online, blogging about his mother’s death and other “intimate details.”
In a complaint filed in Los Angeles, the Aerosmith front man said he had not yet identified the bloggers posing as him and girlfriend Erin Brady, but he believes it is the same people who put up similar posts last year. At that time, Google took down the posts at Tyler’s request.
The latest impersonator blogs, showing photos of Tyler, 60, appeared on Blogspot.com, according to the complaint. One blog had 31 posts this year, and another written by “Brady” had 7 posts in recent months.
The complaint charges the unknown defendants with public disclosure of private facts, making false statements, and misappropriation of likeness. It seeks injunctive relief barring the defendants from impersonating Tyler on the Internet or elsewhere.
The complained-of blog posts have since been taken down, replaced by a notice stating, “This blog is under review due to possible blogger terms of service violations.”