KISS singer Gene Simmons sued for sexual battery over groping allegation

Lauren Holter

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 of his Rock & Brews restaurants, where she was reportedly working as a dishwasher.

Gene Simmons was sued for sexual battery. (Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
Gene Simmons was sued for sexual battery. (Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

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’s Rock & Brews restaurants are located all over the United States, and it’s unclear at which branch the unnamed woman was working. She is 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 death of his mother, Flora Klein.

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