Jimmie Allen has been dropped by publicity firm Full Coverage Communications, record label BBR Music, booking agency UTA, and more, following allegations of sexual assault.
Following sexual assault and abuse allegations made against him by his former manager, country singer Jimmie Allen has become persona non grata with his record label, PR firm, talent agency, and more.
Allen was suspended from his longtime record label, BBR Music Group after his former manager filed the lawsuit against him. Later, his booking agency, United Talent Agency (UTA), also paused representing him.
“BBR Music Group has decided to suspend all activity with him, effective immediately,” reads BBR’s statement.
“We have suspended our representation of Jimmie Allen due to the recent allegations against him, which we take seriously,” shared UTA in their statement.
Full Coverage Communications, the publicity firm representing Allen, has also terminated its relationship with the singer-songwriter. Additionally, Allen’s manager at The Familie has severed ties with him.
“Given the nature of the allegations in the lawsuit filed on Thursday, The Familie has decided to suspend management activities with Jimmie Allen effective immediately,” The Familie shared with Variety.
Allen is accused of manipulating and grooming the plaintiff — identified as “Jane Doe” to protect her identity — into an 18-month-long sexually abusive relationship. In addition to Allen, the lawsuit names management company Wide Open Music and the company’s founder Ash Bowers as defendants.
Jimmie Allen is being sued for “sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, sex trafficking, and emotional distress.” Bowers and Wide Open Music “are being sued for gross negligence and participating in a venture engaged in sex trafficking, among other counts.”
The plaintiff, a woman in her early 20s employed by Wide Open Music as Jimmie Allen’s day-to-day manager, claims to have reported the harassment, including the alleged rape and sexual abuse, to Bowers on multiple occasions. At that point, the lawsuit says that Wide Open Music dropped Allen as a client and terminated Jane Doe’s employment.
Allen is speaking out against the allegations, calling them “deeply troubling and hurtful.” He admits to having a sexual relationship with “Jane Doe,” which he claims was consensual.
In late April, it was revealed that Allen and his wife, with whom he shares three young children, were separating.