Gene Simmons’ wife urges people to change passwords after home searched by LAPD

Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed at the American Music Awards in 2011.

Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed at the American Music Awards in 2011.

(Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

Rocker Gene Simmons’ Benedict Canyon home was searched Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, but authorities said the KISS frontman and his family are not the subjects of the investigation.

Detectives with a search warrant went to the home Thursday morning as part of an ongoing investigation, said Officer Mike Lopez.

Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, addressed the issue on Twitter.

“Thanks for your support. We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it,” she wrote.

About half an hour later, she sent a second message, “Goodnight and don’t forget to change your passwords!!”


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Police said the Simmons family was “extremely cooperative” and the search was not related to them.

The department would not say who was the target of the investigation.

Simmons’ representative said in a statement that the LAPD asked the family not to discuss the investigation to avoid compromising it.

“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,” the statement said. “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.”

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