Multiple Women Accuse Gene Simmons from Kiss of Sexual Harassment
Today’s least-surprising-news-ever: Gene Simmons from Kiss has been accused of sexual harassment by two women (as of this writing).
Simmons, the author of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s favorite song and a notorious over-compensator, has previously claimed to have slept with nearly 5,000 women. But apparently spending that much time with females still hasn’t taught him any respect: just last week, Simmon banned from Fox News following a sexist outburst. Which is almost impressive, given the lengths to which one usually has to go to get fired by Fox News. Still, Simmons claims that “what is being reported is highly exaggerated and misleading.”
Subsequently, Mary E. McGlynn (above, left), a voice-over actress (Star Wars: Rebels, Tangled: The Series), bravely shared this story, which suggests that, no, what was reported was not highly exaggerated or misleading:
— Mary E. McGlynn (@MaryEMcGlynn) November 18, 2017
I shared this story publicly because I really feel it's about how we react. I can't control @GeneSimmons behavior (who blocked me, btw – never tagged him in the original tweet, he never apologized).
We CAN control our reaction.
You're not alone. #MeToo #StandTogether https://t.co/Qh4P8cGf9y
— Mary E. McGlynn (@MaryEMcGlynn) November 19, 2017
After which comic book artist Tess Fowler (Kid Lobotomy, above right) came forward as well:
I believe you. I met him at SDCC in 2004 when he was brought by the Heavy Metal booth. He hugged me and then told me I was keeping the candy away from him (hugging with just my upper body) He grabbed my hips and thrust against me. I'm so sorry this happened to you.
— Tess Fowler (@TessFowler) November 18, 2017
Simmons has yet to release a comment. But he’s so proudly an immoral, soulless putz, whatever defense he mounts will likely be laughable.
[via Metal Injection]