Gene Simmons of KISS is being sued for sexual assault by a woman who worked in the kitchen at one of his restaurants.

According to documents, the woman – identified as Jane Doe – said the assault took place while she was working as a dishwasher at one of KISS’s Rock & Brews restaurants on opening night in December 2016. She said in court documents that during a photo opportunity, Simmons “reached over and forcefully placed his hand on her vagina, completely covering it.” Additionally, she said that during his visits to the restaurant, he would act “in a sexually charged manner,” asking women to unbutton their shirts and  touch their hair. Doe is suing Simmons for sexual battery, seeking unspecified charges.

Simmons is set to head out on tour with KISS early next year.

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons accused of ‘sexual battery’ by female employee


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