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EXCLUSIVE: Gene Simmons Sued For Alleged Assault

Dec. 24 2009, Published 4:50 a.m. ET

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On Wednesday in an LA court Nathan Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo had their request for a temporary restraining order against KISS member Gene Simmons refused. The judge ruled that the TRO application be rejected saying that the couple failed to show “a threat of future harm”.

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But Marlowe and Manzo are not giving up lightly. On Thursday they filed a lawsuit against Simmons on eight counts, including assault, battery, infliction of emotional distress and negligence.

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In the lawsuit they repeat the allegations that they made in their restraining order application - that on December 19th Marlowe tried to film Simmons at The Grove shopping mall in LA. He says he asked Simmons about “his public persona about monogomy” and that Simmons then grabbed him by the throat, head butted him, choked him and said “I will kill you”. Marlowe says Simmons then grabbed his wife by the throat and said to her, “I will kill you” before making off with Marlowe's camera.

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Marlowe and Manzo are suing Simmons for damages, medical expenses, loss of earnings, property damage, punitive damages and attorney fees amongst other things.

The amount they are seeking is unspecified, but it's sure to be a lot!

They have requested a trial by jury.

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