Jimmie Allen has been dropped by BBR Music Group, the label has confirmed Variety late Friday, after a second woman sued him for sexual assault.
“BBR Music Group has dissolved its relationship with Jimmie Allen,” the brief statement read. “He is no longer an active artist on his roster.”
The country singer had previously been suspended by the label, along with his agency and manager, after being sued by his former manager for sexual assault and assault.
Allen has denied her ex-manager’s claims that he raped and sexually abused her for 18 months, calling the allegations “not only false, but also extremely damaging”. But less than a month after those initial charges, another woman has come forward to charge Allen in a new sexual assault trial in which second Jane Doe alleges the singer secretly filmed her having sex without her consent. nor his conscience. After this alleged incident, which occurred in July 2022, this woman filed a complaint with the police, according to her lawsuit.
After the first trial in May, Allen was suspended by BBR Music Group; his talent agency, UTA; and the management company, The Familie, through which he had been represented since late last year. He was immediately fired by his publicity team at Full Coverage Communications when the allegations first surfaced in May, and has since been represented by attorney Andrew Brettler.
VarietyThe first report into the allegations against Allen in May revealed the singer was dumped by his former manager, Wide Open Music’s Ash Bowers, after the first woman came forward with her sexual assault allegations. The split from his longtime manager, who discovered him and propelled him to superstardom, happened quietly in late 2022.
Allen had been one of the most promising – and in-demand – performers in modern country music. His career has stalled with news of the allegations, and he has publicly apologized to his wife and children for what he calls an “affair”, but he maintains his innocence and has denied any allegations of wrongdoing. (Allen and his wife, who is pregnant with their third child, announced their separation earlier this year, before the allegations became public.)
Allen, who was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2022 Grammy Awards, spun three of his first four singles to No. 1 on country radio, a rarity for an artist new to the format. Since his breakthrough, he’s been decorated with awards, including Best New Artist awards at the CMA and ACM awards in 2021. Allen debuted as a contestant on “American Idol” in 2011, and more recently was featured on the singing competition show as a celebrity performer and mentor. He toured with Carrie Underwood on her nationwide “The Diamonds & Rhinestones Tour” earlier this year. Her aspirations go beyond music, appearing on the 30th season of “Dancing With the Stars” and as a judge on Apple’s music competition, “My Kind of Country,” produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves. He is a frequent talk show performer and was billed as an all-American family star, even performing at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The attorney representing the two women who are suing Allen separately said Variety that she was approached by other accusers of Allen. “We spoke to more women, and I expect there will be more lawsuits,” she said.
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