Jimmie Allen Accused of Rape, Repeated Sexual Abuse by Former Manager, Country Star Issues Statement
Jimmie Allen is facing serious allegations.
The 37-year-old country superstar is being accused of rape and repeated sexual abuse and harassment over a year and a half by a woman formerly in his management company, who worked as his day-to-day manager.
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Included in the allegations are that prior to his Ellen appearance in 2021, he allegedly assaulted this woman by “groping her breasts on the plane, pushing his erect penis against her body in public and masturbating in front of her at the hotel where they were both staying,” via Variety.
Once they left the taping, she says he forced his fingers into her vagina while she tried to yank his hand away while in the car.
He also allegedly raped this same woman during a different work trip to Los Angeles in March 2021, while filming American Idol as a celebrity guest, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday (May 11) in Tennessee federal court. The woman is identified as “Jane Doe” in the lawsuit.
She claims she had lost her virginity through no choice of her own and felt she had betrayed her faith.
“I was disconnected from my body, feeling a sense of panic…he held me in place. At that point, any physical will was just out the door. I was pretty much paralyzed.”
In a statement to Variety, Jimmie responded to the allegations.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Jane Doe’s attorney hit back with a statement: “The only ask we made of Allen and his legal counsel was to meet to discuss Allen’s behavior and resolution of our client’s claims. At no time did our client make a monetary demand. The response was a hard no, and colored with threats that his team would take steps to publicly tarnish my client. My client had no choice but to be proactive in protecting herself by filing the complaint.”
For all of the details regarding the suit, head to Variety.com.
Jimmie Allen and his pregnant wife Alexis Gale split after three years of marriage last month.