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Country star Jimmy Allen sued for sexual abuse
To accuse him a former manager of his company. The singer defends himself: "I had a consensual relationship with her"
Country singer Jimmie Allen and his former management company have been sued by his former manager for assault and sexual abuse. According to Variety, which picked up her story, the woman who declined to mention her name listed several occasions when Allen, 37, allegedly raped and sexually abused her over an 18-month period when she worked for the singer's team.
The woman recounted in detail the repeated sexual harassment suffered and the situations in which it allegedly occurred. Allen denied the allegations in a statement and said his relationship with the woman was consensual. "I recognize that we had a sexual relationship that lasted almost two years. During this time she never accused me of anything wrong and spoke of our relationship and our friendship as something she wanted to continue indefinitely," he said, announcing that he wanted to protect himself in all locations. Following the announcement of the lawsuit, the singer was suspended from his label Stoney Creek Records, of the BBR Music Group, and was removed from the line-up of this year's CMA Fest country music festival.