Gene Simmons of Kiss faces lawsuit over groping, misconduct allegations

Gene Simmons would be made “unwanted, unnecessary sexual advances” to a female interviewer, a lawsuit states.


A woman only as “Jane Doe”, is suing Kiss band member Gene Simmons, who claims that he groped her and made unnecessary sexual advances during a video interview.

According to the lawsuit, the interview took place Nov. 1 on a Plateau, Calif., restaurant that is part of a chain Simmons co-founded Kiss band member Paul Stanley, the Orange County Register reported.

The woman alleges that Simmons, 68, picked up one of her hands and “forcefully placed it on his knee and held it on his knee,” to the woman could remove, the paper reported.

Simmons, the lawsuit states, continued its “unwanted, unnecessary sexual advances” by the reach of the hand of the woman again.

The gesture was followed by suggestive comments from Simmons, who later became the woman’s buttocks, the lawsuit stated.

The wife of the attorney, Willie W. Williams, would not disclose where his client worked. The lawsuit identifies her as a “long-time on-air personality for a local rock station.”

“My client is ashamed and humiliated by the incident with Mr. Simmons,” lawyer Willie W. Williams told the Register. He said the woman who wished to remain anonymous.

“She has lodged a complaint because she wanted to make a strong statement that this behavior is unacceptable and she wants to put an end to this kind of behavior,” Williams said.

The process describes the woman as a “long-time on-air personality for a local rock station,” Billboard magazine reported.

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