The dominoes continue to fall.
Grammy-nominated pop country singer Jimmie Allen has been the talk of the music world this past week after a lawsuit was filed against him by a former manager with disturbing allegations of rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment and sex trafficking.
The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in Tennessee by a woman, identified only as Jane Doe, who used to be a member of Allen’s management team at Wide Open Music. The woman claims that, while she was managing Allen, he repeatedly raped her and subjected her to sexual assault for a period of 18 months.
In light of the allegations, Allen’s record label Stoney Creek, a subsidiary of Broken Bow Records, has announced that Allen has been suspended from the label.
The label released a short statement regarding the decision to suspend the CMA and ACM Award-winning singer:
“In light of today’s allegations against Jimmie Allen, BBR Music Group has decided to suspend all activity with him, effective immediately.”
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 11th along with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde and Tim McGraw.
However now, Allen has also been suspended by his talent agency, current management (he is no longer with Wide Open Music), as well as terminated by his publicist, Full Coverage Communications.
His agency, UTA, provided the following statement to Variety:
“We have suspended our representation of Jimmie Allen due to the recent allegations against him, which we take seriously.”
His management firm, The Familie, has also suspended management activities:
“Given the nature of the allegations in the lawsuit filed on Thursday, The Familie has decided to suspend management activities with Jimmie Allen effective immediately.”
In response to these reprehensible allegations, Allen denies any wrongdoing, however he confesses to having a sexual relationship with the accuser, Jane Doe. He claims that only after things ended between them, did she ask for money, and then file a lawsuit against him.
He released the following statement:
“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.”
Allen also announced less than a month ago that he was separating from his pregnant wife, Alexis Gale, which now, it seems pretty clear why.
Both Allen and his wife Gale posted the same announcement on their Instagram accounts last month, which read:
“After much thought and reflection in recent months, Lex & I have made the decision to separate.
As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will be welcoming another child together later this year.”
“Our number one priority is and always will be ensuring that our children are healthy, happy and loved, and we remain committed to co-parenting with love and respect for one another.
In light (of) our growing family, we respectfully request privacy during this time.”
Needless to say, this is just the tip of the iceberg for Jimmie.