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Thursday (May 11), Variety reported that Jimmie Allen’s former manager is suing him for sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, sex trafficking and emotional distress. The victim, referenced as “Jane Doe,” is also suing Allen’s former record label, Wide Open Music, for gross negligence and participating in a venture engaged in sex trafficking, among other counts.
“Jane Doe,” a member of Allen’s management team, claims in her lawsuit that she was raped and subjected to sexual harassment and abuse for 18 months. The alleged victim shared graphic details of the assault and abuse she says she suffered at the hands of Jimmie Allen.
One such incident occurred while Allen and the woman were in Los Angeles filming an episode of “American Idol” where the country singer was a celebrity guest. The woman claims that following a business dinner after the Idol taping, she woke up in severe pain and bleeding, completely oblivious to what had taken place the night before. The “Best Shot” singer was laying next to her and reportedly advised her to take a Plan B pill.
“I was disconnected from my body, feeling a sense of panic,” she told Variety. She recalled Allen saying, “I’ve been thinking about this for so long.” She also said, “He held me in place. At that point, any physical will was just out the door. I was pretty much paralyzed.”
Allen responded to the claims with a statement to Variety saying that his relationship with the manager was consensual.
“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,” Allen says.
“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 refuted Allen’s claim about her client asking for money, saying that her client only asked that Allen and his legal counsel find a resolution to the victim’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,” Jane Doe’s attorney said.
Variety spoke to the victim’s mother and friend who verified the claims, saying that the victim told them of the alleged abuse. The news outlet also viewed “hundreds” of Jane Doe’s messages with family members, a friend and Allen that verified the claims against the country singer.
Read more details of Jane Doe’s lawsuit against Jimmie Allen HERE. The story includes graphic and explicit details and should be read with caution.
The news comes just weeks after Jimmie Allen and his wife, Alexis, announced that they are separating and expecting a child.