AceShowbiz - KISS star Gene Simmons has reached a settlement in a sexual assault lawsuit that was filed against him in December (17).
A woman identified as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against Simmons in Los Angeles Superior Court in December (17), alleging the rocker grabbed her hand multiple times and "forcefully placed it on his knee and held it on his knee" and "forcibly flicked/struck" her throat during an interview session at his Rock & Brews restaurant in Highland, California.
She also claimed Simmons touched her butt while they were posing for a promotional photo together. Simmons has denied the accusations.
The case has now been dismissed after both parties reportedly reached a settlement. According to documents obtained by The Blast, during a hearing on 2 July, the plaintiff's attorney revealed the news, and the judge in the case instructed them to file a request for dismissal to officially dismiss the case.
The terms of the settlement have not been made public.
In April, Simmons insisted the case had been "dismissed with prejudice," meaning it cannot be refiled.
Simmons told Australia's News Corp, "We're going after that person. When I was growing up and somebody said something bad about you, you would be able to sue back for slander.
"There's presumption of innocence, and I don't go into the night softly. I've had a long 45-year career. Anybody wants to start something, you picked the wrong guy."