Staff at New Jersey’s premier Toyota dealership cannot be happy about this. From the Associated Press’ Samuel Maull.
A woman who claims to be a former girlfriend of KISS rocker Gene Simmons can proceed with a defamation lawsuit in which she says he made her sound like a “sex-addicted nymphomaniac” during a VH1 television show, a judge has ruled.
State Supreme Court Justice Rosalyn Richter denied Simmons’ motion to dismiss two of three claims by Georgeann Walsh Ward, 53, who says in court papers made public Friday that Simmons slandered her during a “rockumentary” about KISS.
Ward said in her lawsuit, filed in January, that photos of her appeared 11 times during the report on KISS, which was shown on the network several times in July and August. In it, Simmons claimed to have had sexual encounters with 4,600 women.
The documentary, “When KISS Ruled The World,” chronicled the band’s 30-year career, its impact on rock music and the quartet’s “wild” antics. The other band members were guitarist/singer Paul Stanley, drummer Peter Criss, and guitarist Ace Frehley.
Simmons says during the show, “There wasn’t a girl that was off limits, and I enjoyed every one of them,” Ward’s court papers say.
At another point Simmons says, “I was a 24-hour whore. All I ever thought about was sex.” This, court papers say, was shown and followed by a photo of Ward with Simmons.
Ward’s papers say that because a photo of her with Simmons — though her name is never mentioned — was shown during remarks about his sexual adventures, she was in effect portrayed as “wild” and “unchaste.”
Incredibly, in the midst of all this litigation, no one has thought of suing the Kissfits.