Gene Simmons Sued for Sexual Battery
Published Dec 07, 2018KISS member Gene Simmons is being sued for sexual battery after being accused of groping a woman working at one of his restaurants.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the incident occurred during the opening of one of his Rock & Brews restaurants in 2016. The woman, who only is identified as Jane Doe, claims she was working as a dishwasher during the restaurant's opening on December 6, 2016, when the alleged incident took place.
The woman claims she did not know who Simmons was, but she agreed to take a photo with him when he came into the kitchen she was working in. In the court documents, she claims Simmons "reached over and forcefully placed his hand on her vagina, completely covering it."
She adds that she witnessed Simmons act "in a sexually charged manner with other women," claiming she saw him touch their hair and "tell them to unbutton their shirts."
The woman is now suing for sexual battery and seeking unspecified damages.
The news comes just over a year after Simmons was handed a lifetime ban from Fox News for "inappropriate and sexist antics." Simmons also settled another sexual battery lawsuit against him earlier this year after being sued in 2017 by an unnamed radio personality.