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KISS Singer Rips 'Tall, Thin, Tattooed' Accuser

1/14/2010 2:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gene Simmons is lashing out at the couple accusing him of being a violent, choke artist -- claiming he was the one who was accosted by a "tall, thin, tattooed" aggressor.

It's all over an incident outside of a movie theater in L.A. back in December -- in which Simmons claims he was walking with his family, when Nathaniel Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo "jumped at them and started yelling in their faces."

Simmons' attorney, Barry Mallen, tells TMZ Gene saw Marlowe point a "small electronic device" at his family, so he ripped away the device and "moved Marlowe aside" so the family could safely get to their car.

Days after the incident, the couple filed a lawsuit against Simmons, claiming assault, battery, emotional distress and more.

But Team Simmons claims the accusers are simply "opportunistic" and "riddled with distortions and false accusations."

The two sides are set to do battle in court sometime soon -- stay tuned.


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Gene who? Wasn't Kiss popular for a brief time in the 1970's?

1743 days ago


now this is someone who I think should be on american idol and replace simon cowell......

1742 days ago

George William Gockel    

People need Gene Simmons permission to take pictures of himself.

1742 days ago


I bet Gene is guilty of this. He looks nice at time on his show but in person he's an a total a-hole.

He SHOULD do jail time but this is just civil. It would give him some humility.

1742 days ago


Any parent and husband would do the same thing, rich and famous or not.

1741 days ago



1739 days ago


I don't think Gean Simmons abused any of the women, they were to willing.. And I think he is very proctive of his family... There are all kinds of crazy people out there, wanting their 15 minutes of fame and money..

1621 days ago
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