Jimmie Allen's Sexual Assault Accuser Drops Lawsuit

March 16, 2024 - News

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The first of two women who accused American singer Jimmie Allen of sexual assault has agreed to drop her lawsuit against him, Billboard reports.

The woman came forward last May and accused Allen of abusing her over a period of 18 months. She made allegations of sexual assault and rape.

Allen’s unnamed Jane Doe accuser, his former day-to-day manager and employee at Wide Open Music, and his attorneys went to a federal judge with court papers to dismiss the court case. In the same filing, Allen dropped his defamation counter-suit against his accuser.

However, the unnamed woman’s lawsuit against Wide Open Music and its founder, Ash Bowers, who she claims terminated her contract after she told them about the alleged abuse, is still going ahead. She also alleged that the company didn’t do enough to protect her when she reported Allen’s alleged abusive behaviour.

While the first Jane Doe has agreed to drop her lawsuit against the singer, Allen is still facing a separate lawsuit from another Jane Doe. The case is pending.

Last June, Jane Doe 2 alleged that Jimmie Allen sexually assaulted her in a hotel room and filmed the encounter without her consent, per a Variety report. Jane Doe 2 sued Allen for battery, assault, invasion of privacy and emotional distress.

Since the allegations came to light, Jimmie Allen has been dropped or suspended “by his label, booking agency, former publicist, and management company,” per Billboard. Allen has denied the allegations and pursued a “vigorous defence.”

Following the sexual assault allegations, Allen counter-sued both unnamed women, the first for defamation and accused the second of stealing his phone in the alleged filmed encounter.

Shortly after Jane Doe 1’s lawsuit emerged, Allen wrote: “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.”

In his counter-sue lawsuit, Allen described the encounters with both women as “consensual” and called their allegations “intentional” and “malicious”.

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