KISS frontman Gene Simmons has been permanently banned from Fox News, following a series of alleged incidents during different show appearances in the past week.
The glam rock legend, formerly a favourite of Fox News due to his conservative leanings, was told to stay away from the network's Manhattan headquarters on Wednesday after complaints about his behaviour.
According to the Daily Beast, Simmons is alleged to have crudely insulted female members of Fox News staff, and barged into a private business meeting, flashed his chest and belly and shouted, "Hey chicks, sue me!"
Simmons is also alleged to have then made offensive jokes about Michael Jackson and paedophilia, along with hitting two employees on the head with a copy of his new book.
The singer had previously appeared on two daytime jabber-fests on the network in the past week, Fox and Friends and Mornings with Maria, where he was promoting the book, a philosophical self-help manual titled On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You Can Get More Power.
After his behaviour was reported to the Fox News human resources department, Simmons was permanently banned from appearing on shows for Fox News and the Fox Business Network, or entering the broadcaster's New York premises.
Fox News has in recent months weathered several misconduct storms. April saw the firing of Fox News powerhouse Bill O'Reilly from the network, after it was revealed he had paid $13 million in settlements to five different women over sexual harassment allegations. It was later revealed that he had additionally paid out $32 million in another sexual harassment suit.
2016 also saw the late network chairman Roger Ailes accused of sexual harassment by several former Fox News employees, including Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, two of the broadcaster's most high-profile former female presenters.
In a statement, Simmons said: "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."