A couple who claim they were assaulted by Gene Simmons have sued the Kiss bassist and reality TV star.

Nathan Marlowe and his wife Cynthia Manzo filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The complaint claims Simmons attacked the couple, threatened them and took their video camera at The Grove mall on Saturday after they started filming the rocker.

The couple's attorney, Matthew Nezhad, says a police report was filed. The couple sought a restraining order against Simmons on Wednesday, but that petition was denied.

Simmons has not been arrested and no charges have been filed.

A phone message seeking comment from Simmons' entertainment attorney was not immediately returned.

The couple are seeking damages of more than $25,000.