Gene Simmons has denied groping and making “undesirable, unwarranted sexual advances” towards a radio and tv broadcaster throughout a November 1 interview.
The lady, recognized as “Jane Doe,” filed a lawsuit towards Simmons in Los Angeles Superior Court docket on Friday (December 15), alleging that the KISS bassist/vocalist grabbed her hand a number of occasions and “forcefully positioned it on his knee and held it on his knee.” The accuser, recognized within the paperwork as a “longtime on-air persona for an area rock station,” additionally says the 68-year-old rocker “forcibly flicked/struck” her throat when she spoke to Simmons and his bandmate Paul Stanley at their Rock & Brews restaurant at San Manuel On line casino in Highland, California. As well as, she claims Simmons “reached towards [her]buttocks and touched it” whereas they have been posing for a promotional photograph collectively after the interview.
“My shopper is embarrassed and humiliated by the incident with Mr. Simmons,” the girl’s legal professional, Willie W. Williams, advised The San Bernardino Sun. “She filed swimsuit as a result of she needed to make a robust assertion that this conduct is unacceptable and she or he needs to see an finish to the sort of conduct.”
The allegations included within the swimsuit, which might be learn in full beneath, embody sexual battery, gender violence, battery and assault.
Earlier immediately, Simmons launched a press release refuting the girl’s allegations and vowing to show his innocence.
“I intend to defend myself towards any alleged prices you could have been studying about within the media,” Simmons stated within the assertion despatched to Ultimate Classic Rock. “For the document, I didn’t assault the individual making these accusations within the method alleged within the criticism or hurt her in any manner. I’m conferring with my attorneys with the purpose of vigorously countering these allegations. And, I stay up for my day in court docket the place the proof will show my innocence.”
Final month it was reported Simmons had been banned for all times from Fox Information as a result of lewd conduct following his look on November 15 on Fox Information and Fox Enterprise Community. The KISS co-founder was readily available to advertise his newest ebook, the monetary self-help information, titled “On Energy”, on each “Fox & Mates” and “Mornings With Maria”. Simmons, who in the course of the “Fox & Mates” look took the chance to help meteorologist Janice Dean in her climate report, and afterward, spoke frankly in regards to the varied sexual misconduct scandals in Hollywood.
Simmons denied the allefations throughout an look on BBC “Hardtalk”, explaining, “Someone there apparently had the products in for me and referred to as The Every day Beast or one thing and stated no matter they stated I did. I did nothing. I all the time had folks round me. Like once I come right here, I’ve bought handlers and everyone sees what I am doing. You may’t go right into a public space and do something.”
Simmons went on to speak in regards to the pitfalls of social media at occasions solely spotlighting one aspect of a narrative: “No one calls you and says, ‘Do you may have a remark?’ So the story was printed, and, in fact, everyone exploded. And Fox, they’re good folks — I like them rather a lot — closed ranks and so they’re afraid of getting sued by everyone. Nothing occurred. I stand by each phrase.”
Simmons advised The Pulse Of Radio some time again that the roles that males and lady play are genetically predisposed. “Till the age of 12, the feminine of the species far outperforms the male of the species in science, in math, and every thing else — I imply, by a number of grades,” he stated. “As quickly as puberty hits, she stops with science and math and every thing else, and fully turns into devoted to creating herself engaging to the other intercourse. She takes up a brand new occupation. The occupation is? To make herself as useful in her appears to be like as potential, as a result of — my evaluation — that is her meal ticket.”
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