|Gene Simmons of Kiss performing at Wembley Arena,
London, England. (WENN.COM photo)
Rocker Gene Simmons has filed legal papers disputing allegations he "humped" and "grinded" against a TV make-up artist
during an appearance on ESPN.
The KISS frontman, who featured on ESPN's SportsCenter show earlier this year, claims he received a letter in
January from lawyers for Victoria Jackson, threatening to sue him for assault.
Jackson alleged she "suffered from humiliation, shame, embarrassment, anger, anxiety, loss of sleep and depression"
after being subjected to Simmons' alleged behaviour, and demanded $185,000 or else, reports TMZ.com.
But Simmons has refuted the accusations and filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday
blasting the claims.
The veteran rocker insisted there was no way he could have acted in such a manner because he was dressed in his
tight trademark KISS costume for the duration of his ESPN appearance.
In the legal papers, Simmons's lawyer likens his stage costume to "a suit of armor, particularly around his groin
area, making it impossible for Simmons to have done the kind of grinding that Jackson claims to have experienced".