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A settlement has been reached in the Gene Simmons sexual harassment suit.
As reported on Billboard, Simmons was accused of groping and making unwanted sexual advances toward a radio personality last November. The long-time radio personality interviewed Paul Stanley and Simmons at their Rock-n-Brews Restaurant. According to the lawsuit, Simmons repeatedly grabbed the plaintiff’s hand and “forcefully placed it on his knee and held it on his knee.” It also alleged the rocker “forcibly flicked/struck” the plaintiff’s throat, later providing an “incoherent explanation” for his behavior. The suit also said that while posing for a promotional photograph together after the interview, Simmons “reached toward Plaintiff Doe’s buttocks and touched it.”
The case was settled on July 2, 2018 and the details of the settlement are not clear. Both parties will need to submit an official request for dismissal to end the lawsuit.