Knew that was coming.
Earlier today, the shocking news broke that Jimmie Allen has been sued by his former manager for some serious allegations including sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and sex trafficking.
The disturbing allegations accuse Allen of repeated instances of sexual assault over the two years that the manager worked for his former management company, Wide Open Music, who is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
According to Variety, during one trip the two took to film an appearance on The Ellen Show, Allen allegedly groped the woman’s breasts on the plane, pushed his erect penis against her body in public, and masturbated in front of her at the hotel where they were both staying.
She also claims that on another trip while Allen was filming an appearance on American Idol. The complaint alleges that she was at dinner after the taping when Allen began touching her leg under the table and telling her that “this is going to happen.” She claims she drank two glasses of wine with dinner, and woke up naked in her hotel room the next morning in severe pain and bleeding vaginally, not remembering anything from the night before but finding Allen next to her in bed and insisting that she take Plan B.
The lawsuit claims that the woman felt like her job was contingent on continued sexual intercourse with Allen, who would continue to engage in sexual acts with the plaintiff, including in his dressing room while on tour with Carrie Underwood, at Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa music festival, and even in his own home while his children were in the other room.
In light of the allegations, Allen’s record label Stoney Creek, which is owned by Broken Bow Records, has announced that Allen has been suspended from the label.
The label released a short statement on their decision:
“In light of today’s allegations against Jimmie Allen, BBR Music Group has decided to suspend all activity with him, effective immediately.”
And Allen has also been removed from the lineup for next month’s CMA Fest, where he was originally scheduled to headline Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 11 along with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde and Tim McGraw.
In a statement to Variety, Allen denies the allegations made against him, though he admits that he had a sexual relationship with the accuser:
“It is deeply troubling and hurtful that someone I counted as one of my closest friends, colleagues and confidants would make allegations that have no truth to them whatsoever.
I acknowledge that we had a sexual relationship — one that lasted for nearly two years. During that time, she never once accused me of any wrongdoing, and she spoke of our relationship and friendship as being something she wanted to continue indefinitely.
Only after things ended between us, did she hire a lawyer to reach out and ask for money, which leads me to question her motives. The simple fact is, her accusations are not only false, but also extremely damaging.
I’ve worked incredibly hard to build my career, and I intend to mount a vigorous defense to her claims and take all other legal action necessary to protect my reputation.”
I have a feeling this is just the beginning of the fallout for Jimmie Allen.