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Jimmie Allen’s Former Manager Removes Singer From Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Jimmie Allen‘s anonymous former manager who sued the country singer and his former management company last year over sexual assault allegations is dropping Allen from her suit, according to court documents reviewed by Rolling Stone.

According to a stipulation filed on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the Jane Doe accuser requested that the court dismiss her claims against Allen, and Allen requested to dismiss the counterclaims he subsequently filed against her as well.

A rep for the firm FeganScott, representing Jane Doe, confirmed a settlement was reached between Jane Doe and Allen. “The decision reflects only that both parties desire to move past litigation,” it read in part. (A rep for Allen didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.)

While Allen is being removed from the suit, the Jane Doe plaintiff is still suing co-defendants William Bowers Management, Wide Open Music, and founder Ash Bowers on several claims including negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and participation in a venture engaged in sex trafficking. Jane Doe alleged in her suit that the co-defendants “treated Allen’s sexual harassment as normal.”

The Jane Doe plaintiff had originally alleged in her suit that Allen had sexually assaulted and harassed her multiple times from 2020 to 2022 when she served as Allen’s day-to-day manager. “Beginning in May 2020, during photoshoots, public appearances, and performances, when Plaintiff was representing WOM as Allen’s manager, Allen sexually harassed Plaintiff openly and publicly by making comments about her status as a single female, her innocence, and how hot she looked. He did so from the stage, in front of the production crew and public audiences,” the suit alleged.

The suit further included allegations that Allen sexually assaulted her after a filming of American Idol, when Jane Doe was incapacitated and unable to give consent. “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,” the suit said.

At the time, in a statement to Rolling Stone, Allen had admitted to having an extramarital affair but maintained that he had a consensual relationship with the Jane Doe accuser. “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 said.

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After the first accuser came forward, a second Jane Doe filed a suit last June, alleging that she and Allen had consensual sex, but that he filmed the encounter without her consent and ejaculated inside of her despite multiple requests not to. Allen countersued the second Jane Doe accuser, and the lawsuit remains active.

Many music companies cut ties with Allen after the allegations surfaced, including Allen’s record label BBR Music Group.

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