Public relations company Full Coverage Communications is no longer working with singer-songwriter Jimmie Allen, sources tell Billboard. The news is the latest fallout after allegations of sexual abuse were lodged against Allen by a former day-to-day manager via a civil lawsuit filed last week.
Following the allegations, Allen was suspended by his label, BBR Music Group, which included halting radio promotion for his current single, “Be Alright.” Additionally, he was suspended by his booking agency, UTA, as well as his current management home, The Familie, which Allen joined in late 2022. CMA Fest also dropped him from the lineup.
Alleng’s accuser claims that his alleged abuse took place over 18 months from 2020 to 2022, and claims that she was fired after she complained about his behavior.
“Plaintiff expressed in words and actions that Jimmie Allen’s conduct was unwelcome, including pushing him away, sitting where he could not reach her, telling him she was uncomfortable and no, and crying uncontrollably,” her attorneys stated in the complaint filed Thursday (May 11). “However, Allen made clear that plaintiff’s job was dependent on her staying silent about his conduct.”
The artist denied all allegations of wrongdoing in a statement shared with Billboard at the time but admitted to a sexual relationship with his accuser. “I’ve worked incredibly hard to build my career, and I intend to mount a vigorous defense to her claims and take all other legal action necessary to protect my reputation,” he said.
Also on Wednesday, Allen broke his silence with a series of posts via Instagram Stories that seemingly pointed to the allegations against him. In one of those posts, Allen stated, “We Gonna Be Alright … This Too Shall Pass,” along with prayer hands and fist emojis. Notably, the post incorporated the title of “Be Alright,” which currently sits at No. 60 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, a three-position drop from the previous week.
In a separate Instagram Stories post, Allen shared a promotional photo of the song “God Only Knows,” recorded by the CCM sibling duo For King & Country. Allen tagged the duo in the photo and commented, “He knows!,” accompanied by the same emojis as the previous post.
Stories about sexual assault allegations can be traumatizing for survivors of sexual assault. If you or anyone you know needs support, you can reach out to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). The organization provides free, confidential support to sexual assault victims. Call RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) or visit the anti-sexual violence organization’s website for more information.