Jimmie Allen speaks.
A lawsuit was filed against the Grammy-nominated pop country singer 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, suspended him from the label.
He has also since 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.
This is in addition to being 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.
Needless to say, things aren’t going well for him, as he’s also going through a divorce from his wife Alexis Gale, who is currently pregnancy with their third child.
And today, Jimmie is breaking his silence by posting two different stories on his Instagram page.
He first shared one that said:
“We gonna be alright. This too shall pass.”
And shortly thereafter, he shared one that said “God only knows,” which had an image of a song by Christian pop duo For King & Country called “Burn the Ships”:
“God only knows… He knows!”
No criminal charges have been brought against him, and he did previously confirm in a statement issued via his attorney’s that he and his accuser had a consensual relationship, claiming that her allegations of abuse and harassment were false.
Jimmie Allen’s Official Statement
In a formal response to the allegations, Allen denies any wrongdoing, although he admits 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.
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.”