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Country Star Jimmie Allen Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations

After his former manager filed a lawsuit against him alleging sexual battery, assault, and false imprisonment, country music superstar Jimmie Allen has issued a statement apologizing to his wife.

While Allen chose not to address the plaintiff’s allegations, the musician characterized his relationship with the manager as an “affair,” taking to Instagram with:

“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. … 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,” adding that he’s working on “becoming a better person that my kids can be proud of.”

Characterized as a day-to-day manager who worked with Allen from May 2020 to October 2022, Jane Doe filed the lawsuit in a Tennessee district court a week ago alleging that the musician sexually assaulted following his appearance on American Idol in March 2021. The lawsuit claims that she was unable to give consent since she was incapacitated at the time. “While she only drank a couple of glasses of white wine, Plaintiff does not remember anything after dinner that evening — she lost consciousness and awoke naked in her hotel room several hours later, with Jimmie Allen insisting she take Plan B as soon as possible.” “Disoriented and confused, Plaintiff was bleeding vaginally. Plaintiff felt mortified and humiliated. She realized she had lost her virginity through no choice of her own and felt she had betrayed her faith.”

Jane Doe alleged that Allen assaulted her many times during her time working with him. “When Plaintiff drove Allen to and from events, he sexually abused her at red lights, in green rooms, on airplanes, and in other places she was required to be to support him at events.” “He raped her in private while choking her. He videotaped multiple sexual encounters in order to blackmail her to stay silent.”

in a statement to Rolling Stone, Allen denied her claims, again characterizing his relationship with Doe as a consensual affair. “I acknowledge that we had a sexual relationship — one that lasted for nearly two years,” he said. “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.”

Since news of the lawsuit broke, fallout from the allegations has come quickly for Allen as his record label suspended him and the organizers of CMAFest canceled his upcoming appearance. He had been slated to give a commencement speech at Delaware State University last week but was replaced a day before with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester.

Prior to their separation last month, Allen married his wife, Alexis, in 2020 and the couple has two children with a third on the way.

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Author: Al Denté

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