Jimmie Allen is currently facing two lawsuits that have been filed against him, containing disturbing allegations of rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment and sex trafficking.
The first 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.
Allen has denied those allegations, admitting to a consensual sexual relationship with the woman but denying that he assaulted her.
And last month, a second lawsuit was filed by another unnamed woman who alleges that she was randomly approached by Allen on a plane last year, and that the two began engaging in daily communications over the phone. The woman then claims she agreed to meet Allen in Las Vegas, where she was then sexually assaulted.
The woman admits to initially agreeing to have sex with Allen, but only on the condition that he used protection. The lawsuit alleges Allen then penetrated the woman without a condom and told her that he wanted to get her pregnant, and when she told him no, Allen refused and continued to have unprotected sex with the woman despite her repeatedly asking him to stop.
The lawsuit claims that after the alleged assault, the woman noticed Allen’s phone hidden in the closet to record the sexual encounter without her knowledge. The woman then allegedly took the phone and flew home, where she turned the phone in to police and filed a report against Allen.
Publicly, Allen has issued a statement on Instagram apologizing to his wife and children while talking about the “temptations” of the music business, but has denied any claims of sexual assault.
“I want to publicly apologize to my wife Alexis for humiliating her with my affair. I’m embarrassed that my choices have brought shame on her. That’s something that she did not deserve at all.
I also want to apologize to my children for being a poor example of a man and a father.
I’m working on becoming a better person that my kids can be proud of. My goal is to be better than the generation before me.
This business takes so much from you. It’s full of temptations that can cripple you and ruin everything you’ve built. I’m ashamed that I wasn’t strong enough to withstand them. I will no longer be a victim of my weaknesses.
I challenge everyone to seek help when they need it. Do not be afraid of your weakness, surround yourself with people that WILL help you.
Allen has been dropped by his record label, BBR Music Group, and was also removed from the CMA Fest lineup last month after the allegations were first made public.
But now it seems he’s ready to get back out on stage – at the comedy club?
Allen announced a 3-night standup comedy tour, the “I Said What I Said” Comedy Tour, this October. The events will be invite only, and Allen asked fans on Instagram to sign up for the opportunity to get tickets to the shows.
No dates or venues have been announced yet, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see where he’ll be performing.
Gotta say, I didn’t expect this career move from Jimmie Allen, at least not while he’s got quite a few other things to deal with…