Woman Files Suit Against KISS’ Gene Simmons For Sexual Battery

An unidentified woman, who is said to be a “longtime on-air personality for a local rock station,” has filed suit against Gene Simmons (KISS), due to sexual battery, gender violence, battery, gender discrimination, etc. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of California on December 15, following “unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances” toward the victim during a November 1 interview with Simmons and Paul Stanley at the Rock & Brews restaurant.

The woman says Simmons took her hand and “forcefully placed it on his knee and held it on his knee.” She also says that he “forcibly flicked/struck” her throat, “reached toward [her] buttocks and touched it” while posing for a promotional photo, and tried turning questions into “sexual innuendos.”

The woman’s lawyer Willie W. Williams told The San Bernardino Sun the following:

“My client is embarrassed and humiliated by the incident with Mr. Simmons. She filed suit because she wanted to make a strong statement that this behavior is unacceptable and she wants to see an end to this type of behavior.”

Simmons has since denied the allegations:

“Friends,

I intend to defend myself against any alleged charges you may have been reading about in the media.

For the record, I did not assault the person making these accusations in the manner alleged in the complaint or harm her in any way.

I am conferring with my lawyers with the aim of vigorously countering these allegations.

And I look forward to my day in court where the evidence will prove my innocence.”

You can read the full suit HERE.

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2018 KISS Kruise To Set Sail On Halloween

The 2017 KISS Kruise is officially over, but the 2018 edition of the cruise has just been announced. It will kickoff in Miami, FL on Halloween (October 31, 2018) and will last until November 5. More details will become available at thekisskruise.com.

Gene Simmons (KISS) On Trying To Trademark The “Devil Horns”: “I Regret Nothing”

KISS’ Gene Simmons previously filed a trademark application for a version of the iconic “devil horns” symbol in “entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist” as well as “personal appearances by a musical artist,” but he ended up abandoning his application after facing backlash and the fact that he even admitted taking the symbol from Spider-Man. Now, in a new interview with Windsor Star, he said he didn’t regret a thing:

“I regret nothing. Wake up every morning and let your conscience be your guide. Did you know I own the money bag logo? The dollar sign with the bag of money. I own all kinds of things. I own ‘motion pictures’ as a trademark. Anyone who thinks that’s silly — the silliest thing I’ve ever done is wear more makeup and higher heels than your mommy. People said, ‘You can’t do that.’ Actually, bitch — I can. I can do anything I want to do.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gene Simmons (KISS) Withdraws “Devil Horns” Trademark Application

It was previously reported that KISS’ Gene Simmons had apparently filed a trademark application for a version of the iconic “devil horns” symbol in “entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist” as well as “personal appearances by a musical artist.” Now it appears he has actually abandoned his application. This shouldn’t be too surprising considering all the backlash Simmons has faced, and the fact that he even admitted taking the symbol from Spider-Man.

Gene Simmons (KISS) Once Said He Got The “Devil Horns” Symbol From Spider-Man

It was previously reported that KISS’ Gene Simmons had apparently filed a trademark application for the iconic “devil horns” symbol in “entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist” as well as “personal appearances by a musical artist.” Now, Classic Rock Magazine have since shared an excerpt of an older interview from issue 196 in which Simmons admitted taking the symbol from Spider-Man.

Simmons said the following:

“We laid down the templates. When you see bands rocking out in sync, that’s us. When you see bands putting up that two-fingered devil horn salute, that started with Kiss.”

“Mine came from Spider-Man doing his hand signal, as a homage to him. If you see me in photos, I’m sticking out my thumb. That’s the sign in sign language which means ‘I love you.’”

He also said the following when asked about whether or not he thought Ronnie James Dio came up with “devil horns”:

“Well, I’ve heard Ronnie say that to my face and I said, ‘God bless you.’ I mean him no ill will, but I think he’s wrong.”

KISS’ Gene Simmons Seeks To Trademark Iconic “Devil Horns” Symbol

According to The Hollywood Reporter, KISS’ Gene Simmons has apparently filed a trademark application for the iconic “devil horns” symbol in “entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist” as well as “personal appearances by a musical artist.” However, it is necessary to point out that he is trying to trademark it with an extended thumb, differentiating it from the symbol popularized by Ronnie James Dio. Simmons claims he first used the symbol on November 14, 1974.