Nation singer Jimmie Allen has denied the sexual abuse allegations introduced towards him by his former supervisor.
In an announcement to Selection revealed on Thursday, the Make Me Need To singer responded to a lawsuit filed by his former day-to-day supervisor claiming that he had raped her whereas on a piece journey to Los Angeles in March 2021.
“It’s deeply troubling and hurtful that somebody I counted as one in every of my closest mates, colleagues and confidants would make allegations that haven’t any fact to them in any way,” Allen advised the outlet. “I acknowledge that we had a sexual relationship – one which lasted for almost two years. Throughout that point, she by no means as soon as accused me of any wrongdoing, and he or she spoke of our relationship and friendship as being one thing she wished to proceed indefinitely.”
The supervisor filed her civil lawsuit anonymously in Tennessee federal court docket on Thursday and is suing Allen for sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, intercourse trafficking, and emotional misery.
Along with the rape declare, she additionally alleged that Allen repeatedly subjected her to sexual abuse and harassment over a interval of 18 months from 2020 to 2022 and was fired when she complained about his alleged behaviour.
In his assertion, the singer continued, “Solely after issues ended between us, did she rent a lawyer to achieve out and ask for cash, which leads me to query her motives. The straightforward reality is, her accusations usually are not solely false, but additionally extraordinarily damaging. I’ve labored extremely onerous to construct my profession, and I intend to mount a vigorous defence to her claims and take all different authorized motion obligatory to guard my fame.”
Following the lawsuit, Allen was suspended by his file label BBR Music Group and dropped from the line-up of CMA Fest in June. It was additionally revealed that his estranged spouse Alexis Gale had filed for divorce in late April.