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Joseph Wilkinson

Jimmie Allen countersues 2 women who accused him of sexual assault

Country singer Jimmie Allen has filed lawsuits against two women who said he sexually assaulted them.

Allen, 38, accused one woman of defamation and the other of stealing his cellphone and sending it to police, Billboard reported.

The first sexual assault claim against Allen was filed in Nashville Federal Court in May. Allen’s former manager said he raped her, assaulted her and repeatedly abused her during a relationship which lasted from 2020 to 2022.

About one month later, a second woman said Allen sexually assaulted her during an encounter in Las Vegas. The woman said she agreed to have protected sex with Allen, but he insisted on unprotected sex and also filmed the encounter without her permission.

Allen strongly denied both claims, but was still dropped by his agency and record label. A number of his performances were also canceled.

He cited those consequences in his defamation lawsuit against the first woman, according to Billboard. That countersuit focused largely on an interview the woman gave after filing the suit.

In the piece, “Jane Doe made several untruthful statements which painted Allen and Doe’s consensual affair as nonconsensual sexual misconduct,” Allen’s lawyers wrote.

In his countersuit in the second case, Allen argued that the entire interaction was consensual, and claimed the woman agreed to him filming their encounter, Billboard reported. He said she later backtracked and asked him to delete it, and when he refused, she took his phone and gave it to law enforcement.

“Allen still does not have possession of the camera phone,” according to the filing.

An attorney representing both women, Elizabeth Fegan, told Rolling Stone her legal team was “eager to show the court abundant evidence to the contrary” of Allen’s arguments.


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