KISS star Gene Simmons has reportedly settled a lawsuit that accused him of sexual assault.
The original case was filed by an unnamed radio personality last December. She accused Simmons of inappropriate touching her in an interview on November 1.
As she spoke to Simmons and bandmate Paul Stanley, the woman claims that Simmons touched her and “turned standard interview questions into sexual innuendos.”
Now, The Blast has secured court documents to confirm that Simmons has reached a settlement. The settlement amount is yet to be announced.
Simmons has denied the claims, and at the time insisted that he intented to “defend myself against any alleged charges you may have been reading about in the media.”
Earlier this year, Simmons spoke out on the MeToo movement.
The rock ‘n’ roll legend admits that the movements are generally forces for good, but has slammed the “collateral damage” of those he sees as falsely accused, as “there’s no presumption of innocence”.
Let me put it bluntly. I think the shitstorm is going to be here for a while and the pendulum will finally get to reality after,” Simmons said during a press event.
“Right now it’s in the extreme. But I’m the last guy to understand any of this stuff.”
“I think it’s wonderful for women to be engaged in the conversation and the positive side is there have been a lot of bad guys who have gotten away with it (and aren’t anymore) – that’s a good thing,” the KISS co-founder says. He added, “The collateral damage is heinous because anybody can say anything and there’s no presumption of innocence. That’s the problem; the problem is you don’t have your day in court.”