This isn’t a good look for KISS bassist Gene Simmons, especially in today’s #MeToo climate after the happenings of the past few months around entertainment and politics.
A radio and television broadcaster is suing Simmons after she says he groped her and made “unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances,” during an interview that took place on November 1.
The suit was filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court by the plaintiff, who wished to remain anonymous and was only identified as “Jane Doe.”
She alleges the incident took place at San Manuel Casino in Highland, California, when she was interviewing Simmons and bandmate Paul Stanley.
According to the lawsuit itself, the 68-year-old Simmons “repeatedly grabbed the woman’s hand and forcefully placed it on his knee and held it on his knee.”
Simmons also “forcibly flicked/struck” the woman in the throat, and then gave her an “incoherent explanation” for his behavior.
What the fuck is wrong with this dude?!
The suit further goes on to allege that when posing for a photograph, Simmons grabbed the woman’s butt, while also making sexual innuendos and inappropriate conversation throughout their entire interview.
A longtime radio personality for a local rock station, it’s clear that this woman means business here.
Her lawyer, Willie W. Williams, told the media (below):
“She filed suit because she wanted to make a strong statement that this behavior is unacceptable and she wants to see an end to this type of behavior.”
Amen to THAT!!!
But hold on, can we ask a serious question?
This incident allegedly took place on November 1, which means Gene Simmons would’ve seen literally DOZENS of high-profile men in entertainment and politics getting busted and taken down over sexual misconduct scandals for MONTHS leading up to this interview, and he still thought “you know what, this is a good idea.”
What a fuckin’ dipshit.
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