Rocker Gene Simmons went on a social media campaign to clear the air about a police search at his home near Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles Times reports. Meanwhile, a few new details surfaced that shed some light on the mysterious situation.
Simmons went on the offensive “to make it quite clear that he is not a suspect in anything having to do with child porn, despite a search warrant that was executed at his home Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force,” the Times reports.
The report notes that during a four-hour span starting late Thursday, Simmons sent out at least 17 messages on the topic.
A rep for Simmons, meanwhile, issued a statement saying: “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. 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.”
The Times report also notes: “Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, hit the tweet button only a couple of times Thursday night, first saying, ‘Thanks for your support. We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it,’ and then adding, ‘Goodnight and don’t forget to change your passwords!!'”
Tweed later specifically mentioned Wi-Fi passwords, according to the Times.
The rep said the family was asked not to talk publicly about the situation to avoid compromising the investigation.