Gene Simmons recently settled a sexual battery lawsuit brought against him by a woman who alleged he forcibly touched her during an interview.
The radio broadcaster alleged that Simmons grabbed her hand and pressed and held it against his knee. According to the lawsuit, he then "cooed" that she "must use lotion" and made a sexual innuendo. He then inexplicably "forcibly flicked/struck" the radio personality in the throat.
The plaintiff ended the interview early and immediately. She did agree to attend a promotional photo shoot, at which Simmons allegedly touched her buttocks.
The alleged assault took place at a casino in California during the reopening of Rock & Brews, a restaurant co-founded by Simmons and his Kiss bandmate, Paul Stanley. In addition to Simmons, the plaintiff also sued Rock & Brews, alleging the organization knew that Simmons engaged in illegal behavior and did nothing to stop the assault during the interview. Joe Reinartz "Gene Simmons Settles Sexual Battery Lawsuit" celebrityaccess.com (Jul. 11, 2018).