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Tommy Lee {Accused} of Sexual Assault Throughout SoCal Flight

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee (born Tommy Lee Bass) is {accused} of a stunning assault throughout a 2003 helicopter journey throughout Los Angeles—an incident the alleged sufferer says she believes is a part of a historical past of the musician’s actions on the plane in a lawsuit filed Friday, 

In line with the court docket submitting obtained by Rolling Stone, a girl utilizing the pseudonym Jane Doe says that she met Lee’s non-public pilot, David Martz, in 2002, when he visited a financial institution the place she labored as a teller. Because the pair developed a friendship, Martz would often supply Doe a journey in his helicopter, and in February 2003, she accepted.

However as a substitute of the promised sightseeing journey over San Diego, Martz took her on a 40-minute journey to Los Angeles, with Lee additionally aboard. “Inside a matter of minutes of being airborne, Martz pulled out alcohol he had saved within the helicopter and started to combine drinks,” the go well with (as reported by R.S.) reads, alleging that Lee and Martz additionally used cocaine and smoked hashish in the course of the flight. In line with the lawsuit, Doe didn’t partake.

Within the go well with, Doe claims that she was satisfied to affix Lee within the cockpit to see the view, however claims that as a substitute, the rocker sexually assaulted her as Martz “merely watched.” 

Doe says within the go well with that she didn’t report the alleged incident on the time, as she believed she wouldn’t be taken critically. However within the intervening years, she’s come to imagine that Martz and Lee “had a historical past of participating in indecent and unlawful conduct on Martz’s helicopter.” 

Martz died in 2015 following a deadly crash in Santa Barbara. On the time of his demise, he “was going through a fourth revocation” of his pilot’s license, the L.A. Occasions reported on the time. He’d beforehand misplaced his license for quite a lot of issues, most just lately as a result of he “had oral intercourse with an grownup movie actress whereas flying a helicopter” in 2009. 

As an alternative, Mayhem Touring, Tommy Lee Inc., A Pure Excessive Helicopters and Social Helicopters are named as defendants within the go well with, which seeks unspecified damages for “sexual assault, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional misery and negligence.” Self-importance Honest has contacted Johnson and Johnson, the authorized agency that filed the go well with, in addition to Lee’s lawyer. Neither aspect has responded to a request for remark as of publication time.

This go well with is the most recent in a decades-long historical past of claims in opposition to Lee. In 1996, he confronted battery allegations for an altercation exterior the notorious L.A. nightclub, the Viper Room, then in 1998, he was jailed after pleading no contest to home violence allegations introduced by then-wife Pamela Anderson. The next 12 months, he turned himself in to officers in North Carolina, the place he’d been needed for felony rioting and three misdemeanor prices since 1997. 

In recent times, nonetheless, headlines about Lee have centered extra on his social media habits, resembling a 2018 Instagram submit wherein he criticized Anderson’s parenting type, and a 2023 submit—later deleted—of a rant from conservative community One America Information in opposition to transgender folks. “I’m the gayest motherfucker round,” Lee stated in a separate submit to clarify the deletion, saying he posted the anti-trans content material as a result of “it obtained me considering (and it is best to too) about this and our world is all going.”