Gene Simmons Sued For Assault
A couple who say they were assaulted by KISS star Gene Simmons are suing the bassist for unspecified damages.
Nathan Marlowe and his wife Cynthia Manzo are seeking damages of more than $25,000 for civil claims of assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress, according to papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court this week.
Marlowe and Manzo say Gene attacked them, threatened them and took their video camera after they approached him at the post The Grove Mall in Los Angeles last Saturday.
According to the complaint and restraining order application, Marlowe asked Simmons for his view on monogamy, and Simmons responded by telling Marlowe to get his shot and leave. The filings state Simmons then lunged and attacked Marlowe, taking the video camera, then turned on Manzo when she tried to get the camera back.
The couple’s attorney, Matthew Nezhad, says the couple sought a restraining order against the rocker on Wednesday, but that petition was denied.
Gene Simmons has not been arrested and no charges have been filed.