Kiss' Gene Simmons Issues Statement Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Danny Woods
December 18, 2017

The Kiss bassist is being sued by an unnamed radio and television broadcaster who on Friday, December 15 alleged that he made "unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances", including groping, during an on-camera interview.

He also made "unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances", and slipped in several innuendos during the interview including one comment about how she "must use lotion", according to the lawsuit.

He issued a statement, which he tweeted Sunday from his official Twitter account, saying he intends "to defend myself against any alleged charges you may have been reading about in the media".

'For the record, I did not assault the person making these accusations in the manner alleged in the complaint or harm her in any way.

She said she was "visibly powerless, as demonstrated by moving her hands in a nervous fashion".

Simmons allegedly went on to mention the softness of the woman's skin, before flicking her in the throat for some unexplained reason.

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The defendant says following that action, she did her best to stop the interview, but Gene tried to keep going.

In her lawsuit, the woman says that this made her feel uncomfortable.

Allegations included in the lawsuit include sexual battery, battery, assault, and gender violence. The suit also claims Simmons "reached toward Plaintiff Doe's buttocks and touched it" while they were posing for a promotional photo. She seeks a "money judgment for mental pain and anguish and severe emotional distress, humiliation and embarrassment" as well as punitive damages.

In a statement to the San Bernardino Sun, the woman's lawyer said his client was "embarrassed and humiliated" by her encounter with Simmons. Simmons received a lifetime ban from FOX News Studios for exposing his torso to staff members while shouting, "Hey chicks sue me!"

Gene Simmons has vigorously denied a woman's allegation he groped her during a photo shoot.

Gene Simmons is facing a law suit after an unidentified woman accused the famous rocker of sexual misconduct.

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