Grammy-nominated multiplatinum country artist Jimmie Allen has faced consequences in the wake of a sexual assault and battery lawsuit filed against him. His agency and management have suspended their involvement with him, and he has been terminated by his publicist.
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A representative from UTA stated, “We have suspended our representation of Jimmie Allen due to the recent allegations against him, which we take seriously.”
Jimme Allen had been under the management of the California-based firm, The Familie, since late last year. A spokesperson for the management company explained, “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.”
Jimmie Allen’s publicist at Full Coverage Communications has officially terminated their professional relationship with the country star, as reported by Variety.
The accusations against Jimmie Allen include rape, sexual assault, and harassment, all brought forward by his former day-to-day manager, who filed a lawsuit against the singer and his former management company. In her lawsuit, she alleges that she was manipulated and groomed by Allen into an abusive sexual relationship while working on his management team. These allegations came to light through a Variety investigation.
Jimme Allen has acknowledged having a sexual relationship with the woman but insists that it was consensual. In a statement to Variety, he expressed his deep concern and hurt over the allegations, describing them as false and extremely damaging.
Following the lawsuit filed against him, Jimmie Allen faced swift consequences in various aspects of his career:
- BBR Music Group Suspension: Within hours of the lawsuit being filed, Jimmie Allen’s record label, BBR Music Group, placed him on suspension. This suspension includes a halt on all business activities with the singer, including the promotion of his new single.
- CMA Fest Removal: Jimmie Allen was removed from the lineup of CMA Fest, which was scheduled to take place in Nashville in June. The Country Music Association confirmed his removal from the main stage lineup at Nissan Stadium.
- Delaware State University Commencement Speaker: Jimmie Allen lost his position as the commencement speaker for Delaware State University’s 2023 graduation.
Jimmie Allen’s career has been marked by notable achievements. He has been represented by UTA in various areas and is considered a multi-faceted star with immense promise in contemporary country music. His early singles achieved the rare feat of reaching No. 1 at country radio, and he has received awards such as Best New Artist at the CMA and ACM Awards in 2021. He was also nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys the following year. In addition to his music career, Jimmie Allen has made appearances on shows like “American Idol” and “Dancing With the Stars” and served as a judge on “My Kind of Country.” He also embarked on a nationwide tour with Carrie Underwood.
The woman who has accused Jimmie Allen of sexual assault and battery alleges in her lawsuit that she endured manipulation and grooming, leading to a sexually abusive relationship that spanned more than a year and a half. As Allen’s day-to-day manager, her professional responsibilities often required her to travel alone with the star. According to her legal complaint, during these business trips, she contends that Allen sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions. She further asserts that he subjected her to sexual harassment in public settings such as photoshoots, rehearsals, and performances.
The lawsuit highlights that Jimmie Allen explicitly conveyed that the woman’s job security relied on her maintaining silence about his actions. It emphasizes how Allen leveraged his authority and sway over her role as his manager to manipulate her, enticing her into private settings, which included his hotel room, residence, vehicle, and event venues, where he engaged in sexual acts.
Jimmie Allen is facing a lawsuit that includes charges of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, sex trafficking, and emotional distress. He maintains his innocence throughout the legal proceedings.
The lawsuit contends that in March 2021, during a work-related trip to Los Angeles where Allen appeared as a celebrity guest on “American Idol,” the woman was raped. The lawsuit alleges that “Allen sexually assaulted Plaintiff while she was incapacitated and unable to give consent.” It further states that she lost consciousness and regained awareness undressed in her hotel room several hours later, with Jimmie Allen urging her to take Plan B immediately. The lawsuit notes that she realized she had lost her virginity involuntarily, which deeply conflicted with her religious beliefs.
Variety’s investigation disclosed that following the woman’s accusations of sexual assault, Allen was dropped by his former manager, Ash Bowers of Wide Open Music. This separation from his long-time manager took place quietly late last year.
In addition to his legal issues, Jimmie Allen’s personal life has attracted attention recently. On April 21, he and his wife announced their separation, without specifying a reason. They shared the news that his wife is expecting their third child.