Jimmie Allen has been fired from advertising agency Full Coverage Communications, record label BBR Music, booking agency UTA and others over allegations of sexual assault.
After his former manager accused him of sexual assault and abuse, 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 a lawsuit against him. Later, his booking agency United Talent Agency (UTA) also interrupted representation.
“BBR Music Group has decided to cease all activities with him effective immediately,” BBR said in a statement.
“We have terminated our representation for Jimmie Allen due to the recent allegations against him, which we take seriously,” UTA said in its statement.
Full Coverage Communications, the advertising agency representing Allen, has also ended its relationship with the singer-songwriter. Additionally, Allen’s manager at The Familie cut ties with him.
“Given the nature of the allegations in the lawsuit filed Thursday, The Family has decided to end management activities with Jimmie Allen effective immediately,” The Family told Variety.
Allen are accused of manipulating the plaintiff – identified as “Jane Doe” to protect her identity – and instigating an 18-month sexually abusive relationship. In addition to Allen, the lawsuit also names the management company Wide Open Music and the company’s founder Ash Bowers as defendants.
Jimmie Allen faces charges of “sexual assault, assault, false imprisonment, sex trafficking and emotional distress.” Bowers and Wide Open Music are being sued “among other things for gross negligence and involvement in a sex trafficking business.”
The plaintiff, a woman in her early 20s who is employed by Wide Open Music as Jimmie Allen’s day manager, alleges that she reported the harassment, including the alleged rape and sexual abuse, to Bowers on multiple occasions. At that point, the lawsuit states that Wide Open Music removed Allen as a customer and terminated Jane Doe’s employment.
Allen has spoken out against the allegations, calling them “deeply disturbing and hurtful”. He admits to having had a sexual relationship with “Jane Doe” which he believes was consensual.
At the end of April it was announced that Allen and his wife, with whom he has three young children, were separating.