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Gene Simmons sexually assaults make-up artist, injures her with his spikes

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Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is facing allegations of sexual assault and battery after being accused of grabbing a make-up artist while wearing a spiked chest plate.

A civil lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles by Victoria Jackson who claims he groped her when she was working for ESPN Sports Center while he was wearing one of his Kiss costumes.

She alleged that Simmons approached her in “a lecherous and inappropriate manner” saying “I like you”. He then shook her hand, grabbed and hugged her, with his costume’s spiked chest plate jabbing her in the face, she claimed.

After she resisted his embrace, Jackson claimed, Simmons started grinding into her, then finally released her.

Jackson described the alleged incident as “degrading, shocking and humiliating”.

Simmons’ spokesman, Allan Mayer, said said the singer “categorically denies” the allegations and Jackson is trying to get “compensation from him for nonexistent injuries”.

He said his costume was like a suit of armour and would have made it impossible for him to grind into Jackson.

“Mr. Simmons intends to defend himself aggressively and looks forward to refuting Ms. Jackson’s charges in the courtroom,” he said.