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Gene Simmons Gets Into Twitter Beef With Michael Jackson Fanatic: ‘I Stand By My Words’ That He Molested Kids

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Long-tongued Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has reignited his feud with Michael Jackson fans — more than three years after he said the King of Pop was a child molester.

Refusing to hold his world famous tongue, the 63-year-old was confronted by a barrage of abuse at the weekend from Jacko supporters after a fan group supporting Wade Robson — the dancer-choreographer who has filed a claim against Michael Jackson‘s estate claiming alleged child sex abuse — reached out to him via the social media site.

Responding to the tweet, one fan wrote: “Gene Simmons never even met much less knew MJ.”

To which the glam rocker retorted, “In 80s, i went put w/Diana Ross, we visited Michael Jackson. You don’t know me. Don’t make up things about me.”

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“Visiting is NOT the same thing as knowing!” the fan reacted. “If you don’t want things made up about you, stop accusing Michael Jackson of being a “pedophile” as you did!!”

Then, Simmons repeated his claim of 2010 when he infamously said, “Where there’s smoke there’s fire… There is no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt.”

Furious, the rock legend told the fanatic: “FACT, He paid a family $22 million to settle one case. FACT, He paid $3.5 mil to another family. I stand by my words.”

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Simmons added, “Millions of people around the world believe he was. Difficult to believe. That does not mean it’s untrue.”

The full exchange is below:

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Simmons’ band KISS was dumped from a 2011 Michael Jackson tribute concert following a flood of complaints after he called Jackson a pedophile in a magazine interview.

Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy in 2005, the Thriller singer was ultimately acquitted of all charges. In 1993, Jackson settled a similar case out of court.

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