Gene Simmons Kissed by Sexual-Assault Lawsuit
Gene Simmons' infamous tongue could end up costing him a bundle.
The KISS bassist has been slapped with a $500,000 sexual-assault lawsuit by a makeup artist who claims that he made inappropriate comments to her and "humped" her backstage.
Victoria Jackson claims that the incident occurred last November at the ESPN Sports Center, when Simmons—clad in his stage outfit—approached her and declared "I like you" in "a lecherous and inappropriate manner."
Things only went downhill from there, the suit claims, as Simmons grabbed and hugged her, hurting her face with the chest spikes on his costume. Jackson claims to have tried to free herself, but then things really got unpleasant, according to her complaint:
"Klein (Simmons' real name is Gene Klein, changed from his birth name of Chaim Witz), pulled her even closer, tightly, pinning her arms and said, no not yet....defendant started humping her. Klein humped Plaintiff to the extent that she could feel his groin grinding into her."
The suit goes on to claim that, when Simmons concluded his grind session, he allegedly said,
“Aw, That’s better! Now you can go.”
Simmons has responded to the allegations by filing his own suit against Jackson, claiming that no such incident took place.