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Gene Simmons Fights Restraining Order

12/23/2009 9:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons successfully fought off a restraining order today in which a couple claimed the KISS member threatened to kill them.

Nathan Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo filed papers asking the court to keep Simmons away from them, but the judge rejected the order.

Marlowe claims he was at The Grove shopping mall in L.A. on December 19 when he tried to film Simmons. He says he then asked Simmons about "his public persona about monogamy." Marlowe claims Simmons grabbed him by the throat, headbutted and choked him and said, "I will end you."

Marlowe says Simmons took his camera. Marlowe claims Simmons then grabbed his wife by the throat and threatened, "I will kill you." Marlowe says Simmons then made off with his camera in an SUV.

The papers were filed in L.A. County Superior Court. The judge claims she rejected the petition partly because the couple failed to show "a threat of future harm."


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If some douchebag insulted Sophie in front of Gene, Shannon or Nick, they are completely stupid and deserve whatever they get. Soph is a BEAUTIFUL girl. Hate her dad if you want but LEAVE HER OUT OF IT!

1765 days ago


Being a personal friend of 15 yrs with Nathan & Cynthia, I know they must be telling the truth. They are honest people & wouldn't make up something just for money. It's way too out of character for them. Don't be ignorant & judge him because he's covered in tattoos either. He's a brilliant tattoo artist, painter and musician; so the tats go hand and hand.

1765 days ago

George William Gockel    

I don't blame Gene Simmons.

1765 days ago


Oh, please, that little old man (Simmons) couldn't inflict harm to anyone. The other guy is obviously looking either for money or 15 minutes of fame.

1765 days ago


Lets get the facts straight. For you young morons this man brings in millions every year via Kiss merchandising, Tradmarks that he owns, Business deals and this year concert dates. They are and always will be one of the most successful bands on the planet so says Billboard magazine sales (check their sales Vs. top bands). Yes he is erogant. But he is a very good business man. And yes he has every right to protect himself and his family from anyone as well as I do. Ask before you snap a picture or you will eat the camera!

1765 days ago


"Wannabe pap cries foul when his ho card gets pulled" should have been the headline. You take pictures and ask disparaging questions about a celebs personal life and have the nerve to act surprised when you get your azz handed to you. Grow up, hack!

1765 days ago

NYC Mensch    

Treat Uncle Gene and His Family with respect and they will do the same in return..BTW Uncle Gene has trademarked "I WILL END YOU" and is collecting royalties as We speak...

1765 days ago


"It's beginning to look a lot like Darth Vader,
Everywhere he goes............"

1765 days ago


The judge in this case always comes in with her mind made up before evidence is presented. She then refuses to listen to testimony, chastises the victims and then takes the defendant's side. WE MUST GET THIS BIASED JUDGE GOODSON OFF OF THE BENCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1765 days ago


>>>13. Have ya noticed, KISS has not had a singe hit since the 70s?

1764 days ago


13. Have ya noticed, KISS has not had a singe hit since the 70s?
Posted at 7:40PM on Dec 23rd 2009 by ralphie the one-eyed

Have ya noticed, KISS still sells out their concerts?
Have ya noticed, KISS still puts on a hell of a show?
Hmmmm, didn't think so...

1764 days ago


LOL I say good for him. He's a man who knows what he wants, how to get it and people are envious of it; move on.

1764 days ago

Jerry Martin    

What a body opening. I hope his kids turn out better than him.

1764 days ago


Try and take my camera bitch. You aint got the balls.

1764 days ago


NO CLASS. Gene-you are not refined.

1764 days ago
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