07/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gene Simmons: 'Grinding' Assault Impossible Because Of Costume

KISS frontman Gene Simmons is striking back at an ESPN makeup artist he claims threatened to sue him for an assault he says never took place.

Simmons says on January 29 he received a letter from lawyers for Victoria Jackson, claiming that Simmons "humped" and "grinded" Jackson during a visit to ESPN's "SportsCenter."

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