Jimmie Allen faces rape and abuse charges in lawsuit against ex-manager
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country singer Jimmie Allen was accused of rape and sexual abuse by a former manager, diversity reports. The news comes just weeks after Allen announced He separated from his wife Alexis Gale, to whom he was married for three years. On Thursday, a woman identified as Jane Doe sued Allen for sexual harassment, assault, false imprisonment, sex trafficking and emotional distress. She alleges in the lawsuit that Allen sexually abused her during a business trip in March 2021 while filming an episode of American Idol. She recalls having two glasses of wine at a business dinner after the taping, but says she has no memories of the rest of the night. She reportedly woke up the next morning in a hotel room with “vaginal bleeding,” with Allen insisting she embrace Plan B. Per United States todayThe lawsuit accuses Allen of sexually harassing and abusing her “over the next 18 months” and makes it clear that she would lose her job if she complained. Jane Doe claims she said “no” and tried to push Allen away in several sexual interactions, some of which he allegedly recorded as blackmail. Other allegations include groping her on a plane, pressing his erection in front of her in public, masturbating in front of her in a hotel, forcing his fingers into her vagina and watching porn on her work computer.
Allen denied the allegations in a statement diversityHe claimed he and his ex-manager had had a consensual “sexual relationship” for almost two years. “During that time, she never once accused me of any wrongdoing and she has spoken of our relationship and friendship as something she wanted to continue indefinitely,” he said. “It was only after things ended between us that she hired a lawyer to ask her for money, which leads me to question her motives. The fact is that their allegations are not only false, but also extremely damaging. I have worked incredibly hard building my career and I intend to vigorously defend her claims and take any other legal action necessary to protect my reputation.” Attorneys for Jane Doe claimed she never asked for any money. A lawyer said the lawsuit was filed to protect Doe after Allen’s team allegedly responded to a request for a meeting by suggesting they were “taking steps to publicly smear my client.”
The lawsuit alleges, among other things, negligence and involvement in a sex-trafficking business with Jane Doe’s former employer, Wide Open Music. Ash Bowers, founder of Wide Open Music, who is also named in the lawsuit, claimed so diversity that he was unaware of a “sexual or physical relationship” between Allen and Jane Doe until she shared her allegations at an October 2022 meeting. The singer was subsequently fired and Jane Doe claims she was fired later that month. In light of the allegations, Allen’s latest label, BBR Music Group, told diversity that it “has decided to cease all activities with him, effective immediately.” Allen was also replaced as the speaker for Delaware State University’s May 12 inauguration ceremony Per Rolling Stonewill no longer perform at the CMA Fest in June.
https://www.vulture.com/2023/05/jimmie-allen-rape-abuse-allegations-manager-lawsuit.html Jimmie Allen faces rape and abuse charges in lawsuit against ex-manager