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Gene Simmons Settles Sexual Battery Lawsuit

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Gene Simmons has settled a lawsuit brought by a broadcaster who alleged the rocker made unwanted sexual advances toward her.

The alleged situation apparently occurred at the San Manuel Casino near Highland, Calif. Details of the settlement were not disclosed. Another hearing is set for Aug. 10 to dismiss the case, according to the Mercury News.

The lawsuit, brought Dec. 15, claims Simmons reached over and grabbed the hand of the radio personality and “forcefully placed it on his knee and held it on his knee” during the reopening of the casino restaurant Rock & Brews, co-founded by Simmons and Kiss bandmate Paul Stanley.

The lawsuit claims Simmons cooed as he told her she “must use lotion” before making another sexual innuendo. He then “forcibly flicked/struck” the woman in her throat and provided an “Incoherent explanation” for doing so, the lawsuit reportedly says.  The woman ended the interview early but agreed to promotional photos during which Simmons “reached toward Plaintiff Doe’s buttocks and touched it,” according to the lawsuit.

Rock & Brews was also named in the lawsuit, claiming it knew Simmons would engage in unlawful conduct and did not restrain him during the interview.

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