Police Raid Home of Gene Simmons Looking For Child Pornography
The Los Angeles home of KISS rocker Gene Simmons was raided on Thursday for child pornography. The warrant was executed by the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force though an LAPD spokesperson said, “No one in the Simmons family is a suspect in this investigation.”
The KISS bassist invited cameras into his home to follow him and his family around for A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels. The reality show featured his relationship with his now wife Shannon Tweed and the couple’s two children Sophie and Nick. In one of the last seasons, Shannon and Gene were on the brink of breaking up after Gene’s womanizing came to light. They attended therapy resulting in Gene’s marriage proposal to Shannon. The rock star who had spent years claiming to be happily unmarried finally settled down.
Since the end of their reality show Gene has continued to tour while the rest of the family has continued on with their lives outside of the media until the shocking news that their home was the subject of a child porn investigation. It doesn’t look as though it will have the same type of ending as Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s investigation in which he copped a plea to traveling across state lines to have sex with a minor as well as possessing and distributing child porn. While the police have kept tight-lipped about the investigation, it seems that nobody in the Simmons family is a suspect.
According to a rep for Gene Simmons authorities visited the couple at their home, “to discuss a crime that may have occurred on their property last year while Mr. Simmons was away on tour with KISS. Neither Mr. Simmons nor any member of his family is a person of interest in the investigation and they are cooperating fully with the investigation.” The rep added, “At this time, the police have requested that Mr. Simmons and his family not discuss the investigation publicly so as not to compromise it.”
Shannon Tweed sent out a Tweet following her visit with the LAPD:
It is not known if there was someone visiting the home at the time the alleged crime occurred or if it was a member of their staff.