Police raid Gene Simmons’ home for child pornography; KISS bassist and family not suspects


Now that everyone has gotten all the Jared Fogle and Subway jokes out of their system, another celebrity has been linked to child pornography: this time it’s KISS’ Gene Simmons.

According to TMZ, Los Angeles police raided Simmons’ home early Thursday, but authorities say the musician nor anyone in his family is a suspect. Someone, however, did allegedly download child porn using one of their computers or internet connection.

Here’s TMZ’s report:


The LAPD’s Internet Crime Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at 8 AM, and we’re told cops seized computers and other evidence. Law enforcement sources tell us, someone downloaded child porn either on one of their computers or using their Internet access. We’re told neither Simmons nor anyone in his family are considered suspects or persons of interest. Gene was away on tour when the downloads occurred.

A few hours ago, Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, tweeted the following:

She then asked people to take proper internet precautions…

More to come…

[h/t SPIN]