The home of Gene Simmons and his family has been searched by LAPD officers in connection with an ongoing investigation in conjunction with the city’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, though police have issued a statement that no one in the Simmons household is suspected in any open cases. The police have also stated that Gene Simmons and family have all been cooperative with the investigation.
“Today (August 20, 2015) members of the Los Angeles Police Department visited Mr. And Mrs. Simmons 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,” Gene Simmons’ publicist, Cheyanne Baker, said in a statement.
“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. At this time, the police have requested that Mr. Simmons and his family not discuss the investigation publicly so as not to compromise it.”
Gene Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed-Simmons, confirmed Baker’s statement in a tweet of her own shortly after the news of the search warrant broke.
“Thanks for your support. We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it.”
Gene has previously said that, when he travels with KISS, the entire Simmons family travels with him.
“I think it’s good for me and good for the family. It forces [us] to confront issues that would normally be hidden. We’ve been together twenty-eight years and I don’t know of a single highway you can drive on that doesn’t have bumps in the road. Love is the answer,” Mr. Simmons said. “If you care enough about somebody, you confront those issues.”
Gene Simmons has been busy of late, aside from touring with KISS and starring in his own reality series Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, which ran from 2006 to 2012. Most recently, Simmons stopped by the Lucky Strike bowling alley to participate in a charity concert with proceeds going to a children’s charity. Johnny Depp joined the stage with Simmons during the event.
Gene once shared his own unique opinion of parenting, revealing his own interest and love for parenting.
“Kids should never be allowed, much less forced, to leave the nest until and unless they can fly – or, preferably, soar.”
[Featured image: Gene Simmons courtesy of Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for the Starkey Hearing Foundation]