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Gene Simmons Sued Over Alleged Attack

12/24/2009 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's round two for Gene Simmons -- the KISS front man is now being sued for allegedly choking and threatening a couple at a Los Angeles shopping center.

As we first reported, the couple -- Nathan Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo -- were denied a restraining order against Simmons yesterday, but now they're going after the rocker in civil court -- suing for an unspecified amount of cash.

According to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Nathan and Cynthia are accusing Simmons of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and more.

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the truth hurts huh    

First ??? ... and who cares?????

1731 days ago
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Tink44    

Get a job adn make your own money. Leave Gene alone. He is a very kind man, he was probably provoked.

1731 days ago
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Alex    

I doubt Gene would have been the aggressor. He's not one to go looking for a fight. If he did do this, then it was probably out of self defense. I'm just not buying it.

1731 days ago
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lw    

just some more low-lifes looking for money!

1731 days ago
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femonanon    

Simmons has always been a sexists arrogant ass. I knew him in the late 80's.
and prefer to not know him ever again.

1731 days ago
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ralphie the one-eyed    

This is his first "hit" since the 70s

1731 days ago
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Pastor Bob    

Provoked? To choke and threaten death? Get over your celebrity lovin' and make sense. Was OJ "provoked"?

1731 days ago
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YourMomma    

I just do not buy that Gene put his hands on anybody. He is just not like that. He might've got in their faces and said, "I will end you." But I don't believe he YELLED it and I don't believe he put his hands on anybody. Gene is pretty mild mannered when he's out of the spotlight (like at the shopping center). They want $$$! Team Gene and Shannon!

1731 days ago
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samper    

Is there a police report on this alleged "attack"? How long were these folks in the hospital from their "injuries" and "trauma"? Why wasn't he arrested?

My feeling is that they made a mountain out of a mole hill, exaggerated the tiniest detail into a felonious assault and find it an easy way to retire.

If they didn't get the restraining order, it's unlikely they would prevail in civil court. Seems the "evidence" just isn't there for an arrest, a restraining order OR a cash settlement.

1731 days ago
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ockyboy    

The alleged assault took place on the Saturday before Christmas at a LA shopping center. Should be *plenty* of witnesses and maybe even other videos (besides the couple's) of the encounter. Where are they?

If others witnessed such an event, it seems to me they'd be speaking out. On the other hand, if things didn't occur as this couple says, it seems people would have experienced just another LA celebrity sighting and gone about their merry way.

Until and unless corroborating evidence is presented, I'm putting my money on it being overblown at best and a scam at worst.

Whether or not Gene is a "likable" guy is irrelevant. From what I've read, something just doesn't ring true about this couple's story. And God help them if it is a scam. If they thought Gene was scary in a shopping mall, wait until they encounter him in a courtroom.

1731 days ago
11.

urnidoit    

AWWW...Jenn
are u upset with Gene cuz he didn't want none of ur booty?

i thought so...

1730 days ago
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ChuckB    

Gene has to be one of the fugliest mofo's on the planet, he really need to put the make up back on and leave it on.

1730 days ago
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Ziggy    

Sounds like two scam artists cooking up an ill-plotted scheme. Grocery stores have sophisticated camera systems and the restraining order was probably denied because its a bunch of BS.

1730 days ago
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CAA    

Po' Chick.........there are THREE scam artists.......you forgot the LAWYER who took on this bad joke of a case. If a JUDGE allows this to proceed you can raise the ante to FOUR scam artists.

1730 days ago
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cHi-ToWn_tWiNkS76    

LMAO....hahahaha You Know How I Know Your Gay Marlow... Is YOu Get Choked Out And Treated Like A Punk By A Front Man Like Gene Simmons...........................lmao lmao lmao.....

1729 days ago
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