A former day-to-day supervisor for now suspended STONEY CREEK RECORDS artist JIMMIE ALLEN has filed a civil lawsuit in opposition to the singer, accusing him of assault, sexual battery, emotional misery and different fees. VARIETY broke the news after the lawsuit was filed TODAY (5/11), reporting that the previous worker, a younger girl recognized as JANE DOE within the go well with to guard her id as a result of she nonetheless works within the music trade, sued not solely ALLEN, however his former administration firm (and her former employer), WIDE OPEN MUSIC, and its founder, ASH BOWERS, saying she was subjected to a “torrential cycle” of abuse from the singer, which took a toll on her bodily and psychological well being. WIDE OPEN is accused of “gross negligence.”
ALLEN mentioned he had a consensual sexual relationship with the plaintiff lasting practically two years, however denies the lawsuit’s claims, calling them “deeply troubling and hurtful” in addition to “false” and “extraordinarily damaging,” In an announcement to VARIETY. He additionally vowed to “mount a vigorous protection to her claims and take all different authorized motion needed to guard my popularity.”
Late TODAY, STONEY CREEK mum or dad BMG/BBR MUSIC GROUP suspended ALLEN from the roster, releasing an announcement that reads, “In mild of TODAY’s allegations in opposition to JIMMIE ALLEN, BBR MUSIC GROUP has determined to droop all exercise with him, efficient instantly.” BILLBOARD reports that features ceasing promotion on his present single, “be alright,” which ALL ACCESS confirmed radio stations had already begun to drop after the lawsuit new broke.
WIDE OPEN reportedly dropped ALLEN as a shopper quietly late final 12 months after being made conscious of JANE DOE’s claims, but additionally terminated her. BOWERS advised VARIETY that he didn’t fireplace DOE out of retaliation, however quite, as soon as the corporate had parted with ALLEN, her place was eradicated.
BOWERS additionally advised VARIETY that he and the corporate have been unaware of “the existence of a sexual or bodily relationship” between ALLEN and DOE till she scheduled a gathering with him final OCTOBER, greater than a 12 months and a half after she alleges the harassment and abuse started.
JANE DOE is requesting a jury trial, and is in search of undisclosed financial damages, in accordance with VARIETY.