Gene Simmons was not shy about boasting about the number of women he slept with. But in light of the #MeToo movement, as well as a sexual battery lawsuit he recently settled, he is being more respectful.
During a recent appearance on Australia's The Project TV show he said, "I'm sure some of it's been out of line, but I'm a good guy. I sleep well at night... My past is checkered, like most people's is, and let those who are without sin cast the first stone. You're in a band, and the arrogance and cocksmanship, if you will, in the '70s and '80s, and even later on, you can come on and just be brazen and just sort of inappropriate and you go, 'That's right. You're in a band.' I wouldn't be able to have gotten away with any of that if you were a dentist or a politician or a plumber...
"If it wasn't for my mother and [my wife] Shannon, and especially Sophie, my daughter — she holds my feet to the fire, and rightfully so."
Simmons allegedly saw the error of his ways in 2011 when Shannon, his then girlfriend, threatened to end their 28-year relationship if he did not stop his womanizing.