Kiss’ Gene Simmons is being sued for alleged “sexual battery”

The claim dates back to an alleged incident in 2016

Gene Simmons from Kiss is being sued for claims of “sexual battery”.

According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, the woman is alleging that the Kiss singer-bassist “forcefully placed his hand on her vagina.”

The alleged incident reportedly took place at the opening of a restaurant owned by Simmons – ‘Rock & Brews’ in 2016. The women who has made the allegations was working as a dishwasher in the restaurant two years ago when Simmons is alleged to have touched the claimant.

The woman claims that she didn’t know who Simmons was but was asked to appear in a photo with him at which point she alleges: “he reached over and forcefully placed his hand on her vagina, completely covering it.”

Simmons has yet to make any official comment on the allegations.

Gene Simmons
KISS’ Gene Simmons – Credit: Getty Images

She also claims that Simmons behaved “in a sexually charged manner with other women.” The claimant is reportedly seeking a jury trial and an unspecified amount of damages.

A year ago, Simmons was sued for sexual battery by another woman who alleged that the star made “unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances” during an interview. In July, the musician reportedly settled the case for an undisclosed amount of money.

Back in October, Simmons revealed why he hates Kiss’ classic song, ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You.’ The musician was asked by OK! Magazine in a video interview to name one of the group’s songs that he doesn’t like despite its popularity.

Simmons said that when guitarist and singer Paul Stanley first introduced him to the track, which featured on the band’s 1979 album ‘Dynasty’, he was very taken by Stanley’s opening lyrics but later disappointed when his part in performing the song was revealed to him.

Stanley told him that he would sing the song’s catchy chorus melody, to which he replied: “You’re killing me. I’m going to sing like my grandmother?”

“I hate playing that song today,” Simmons continued in the OK! interview. “Stadiums full of people jumping up and down like biblical locusts. They go nuts jumping up and down and I’m going, ‘Do, do, do, do, do, do, kill me now.’…Still to this day I hate that song.”

Meanwhile, Kiss are bringing their 45-year career to a close with their ‘End Of The Road’ farewell tour. The huge tour, expected to last three years, will begin in January 2019.