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Gene Simmons issues apology to Fox News

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Gene Simmons has responded to reports that he has been banned from all FOX News facilities following alleged disrespectful behavior off-camera last week while in the company's New York headquarters for interviews to plug his new book, On Power.

He has issued a statement saying, "I have appeared frequently over the years on various FOX News and FOX Business programs and have a tremendous amount of respect for the talented women and men who work there. While I believe that what is being reported is highly exaggerated and misleading, I am sincerely sorry that I unintentionally offended members of the FOX team during my visit."

Simmons was there for an appearance on the Fox & Friends show, to promote his new book. During his interview, he was asked about Harvey Weinstein and the rash of sexual harassment claims in Hollywood. He later reportedly burst into a staff meeting and is alleged to have shouted "Hey chicks, sue me" while baring his chest, told some pedophilia jokes and bopped two employees in the meeting on the head with his book.

In Other KISS News:

Paul Stanley has lashed out at Marilyn Manson for his reaction to Charles Manson’s death. When notorious cult leader Charles Manson died on Sunday, Manson shared an image of the killer with a link to one of his own tracks.

In response, Stanley tweeted: “[It’s] pathetic when somebody [whose] career never really took off is desperate enough to try for publicity by connecting himself to the news of a murdering scumbag’s death.”

For some time now, there has been an ongoing feud between he and Manson. In the past, Stanley said that Manson's career "never took off" and Manson described the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members as “four gay dudes in Halloween costumes.”

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