Kiss assault case dropped

By | Published on Friday 28 May 2010

Prosecutors in an assault case against Kiss bassist Gene Simmons have dropped their proceedings due to lack of evidence.

Nathan Marlowe and his wife Cynthia Manzon claimed that Simmons had attacked them while they were on a shopping trip, after he spotted them filming him in an LA shopping centre in December. The couple also applied for a restraining order subsequent to the alleged attack, though that had already been refused by a judge (presumably because the possibility that they might come into contact with Simmons again via anything other than chance is slim at best).

Although the criminal case has now collapsed, Marlowe and Manzon are also suing Simmons in the civil courts for assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress.

This is entirely separate to another assault case currently being brought against Simmons, in which TV make-up artist Victoria Jackson claims he “humped” and “grinded” against her while appearing on ESPN show ‘SportsCenter’ earlier this year. He denies the allegations.