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Gene Simmons Sues Make-Up Artist Over Alleged Sexual Assault

May. 14 2010, Published 5:50 a.m. ET

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Gene Simmons is throwing the first punch in a bizarre legal battle with an ESPN make-up artist.


The KISS superstar has filed a lawsuit against Victoria Jackson who had demanded he pay her $185,000 or she’d sue HIM for allegedly humping and grinding on her during a momentary encounter several months ago.

According to Simmons’ lawsuit, on January 29 he received a demand letter from Jackson’s attorney.  She claimed that two months earlier, following a KISS concert in Los Angeles, Simmons hugged her and “humped” and “grinded” her.

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She claimed she’d experienced “humiliation, shame, embarrassment,” etc.  The lawyer also insisted Simmons get in contact to “resolve this matter short of litigation.”

That was followed by a May 4 demand from Jackson’s attorney, Simmons’ lawsuit states.  They wanted Simmons to cough up $185,000 or Jackson would sue him.

Simmons struck first., and is now claiming that Jackson’s claim is provably false.  He was in costume, in a suit of armor, no less. 

No humping or grinding possible.


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