Lauren Holter of Yahoo Entertainment reports:

Gene Simmons was sued by a woman who claims the KISS singer groped her in 2016, and the allegation sounds similar to a different case he settled earlier this year.

The woman, who hasn’t been identified, alleged in court documents first obtained by The Blast that Simmons assaulted her at the opening of one his Rock & Brews restaurants, where she was reportedly working as a dishwasher.

She said she agreed to take a photo with Simmons when he came into the kitchen, but alleged that he “reached over and forcefully placed his hand on her vagina, completely covering it.” She further alleged that she saw the musician act “in a sexually charged manner” with other women that day.

Simmons has not publicly responded to the allegation, and Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to his team for comment.

Simmons’ Rock & Brews restaurants are located all over the country, and it’s unclear at which branch the unnamed woman was working. She’s reportedly seeking unspecified damages.

The case comes months after Simmons settled another sexual battery claim against him. After an unnamed radio personality accused him in 2017 of groping her at the opening of a California Rock & Brews restaurant, The Blast reported that Simmons had settled for an unknown amount.

“Friends, I intend to defend myself against any alleged charges you may have been reading about in the media,” Simmons said in a statement to Pitchfork before the settlement.

Less than 24 hours after The Blast broke the news about the latest lawsuit, Simmons announced the passing of his mother, Flora Klein.


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  • Michael Monet on

    Not everyone is the type of person to slap someone down or even report this conduct to their supervisors or law enforcement. Civil recourse is also very effective and the passage of time may make it easier to confront an attacker and the circumstances involved including the aftermath. Conversely, Gene has a right to face his accuser and dispute these allegations in this case in civil court rather than criminal court. Remembering Gene’ s reality show and basically anything public that he’s ever said or done, it’s no surprise that these type of allegations are beginning to surface. It’s tough to sympathize with somebody whose entire public image is his wealth and sexual conquests. Every interview he does comes down to that. He was recently thrown off of a cable news program for disgusting behavior. For all the negative things Gene has said about Ace and Peter (the only non sex or wealth topics he covers), neither of those guys have these problems.

  • Rickrock on

    Another #metoomovement crock of crap that should have been dealt with 3 freakin years ago!!!
    So sick of this BS….

  • John Rives on

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned a link to similar Trump tactics, Simmons for 2020, etc…

    • Dana on


      We try to keep this a politics free zone, thanks.


  • genesraccoonwig on

    I wonder how many cases have been discreetly settled out of court in regards to Gene’s activities.

  • Doug R. on

    Remember the Kavanaugh hearings? Innocent until PROVEN guilty!!!

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