Crimes Against Children Task Force serves search warrant at home of Kiss rocker Gene Simmons
LOS ANGELES — A search warrant was served at the home of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, but the rocker and his family are not considered suspects, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The warrant executed on Thursday was by the department’s division that handles online crimes against children, according to Lt. John Jenal of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“No members of the Simmons family are suspects in the case and were extremely cooperative,” he said.
Authorities did not provide additional information, citing an ongoing investigation.
The police visit was connected with a crime that may have occurred on the property last year while Simmons was away touring with his band, the rocker’s publicist, Cheyanne Baker, said in a statement.
Authorities requested Simmons and his family not to discuss the case publicly to avoid compromising the investigation.
Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, tweeted a message to her family’s supporters early Friday morning, that said, “Thanks for your support. We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it.”
Simmons is best known as a front man and co-founder of the rock band Kiss, but he wears many hats, including record producer and songwriter.
He also starred in a reality television show on A&E, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” which documented life with his wife and children.