In the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit Jackson said Simmons, 60, dressed in his famous Kiss costume, approached her and said in “a lecherous and inappropriate manner, 'I like you". Simmons then grabbed and hugged Jackson, to which she responded, “Ouch. You are hurting me" because the spikes on the chest of his costume were jabbing her in the face.
Simmons allegedly then began grinding his groin against her. “Aw, That"s better. Now you can go," the Courier Mail quoted him as having said after. Jackson claimed she suffered humiliation, shame, embarrassment, anger, anxiety, loss of sleep and depression as a result of his allegedly “vile and inexcusable" behaviour.
Simmons denied the assault and filed suit in the Superior Court against Jackson on May 14, claiming she wanted money.