Country singer Jimmie Allen is being sued for sexual assault, this time by a new accuser. They say that they filed a police report after the 37-year-old secretly filmed them having sex.
According to Variety, the lawsuit was filed Friday in a Tennessee federal court. In the document, the woman, who is referred to as “Jane Doe 2,” claims that Allen approached her on a plane in May 2022 and they exchanged contact information. After meeting, she states the country star was in contact with her daily over the phone. According to the lawsuit, they spoke for months before agreeing to meet in Las Vegas, which is where Jane Doe 2 alleges the incident occurred.
The suit claims that amid the assault, Jane Doe 2 noticed Allen’s phone hidden in the hotel room closet and it was allegedly recording the interaction. Jane Doe 2 said she was not aware of the device until she found it. She ended up taking it and leaving the hotel room. She flew home alone, took the phone to the authorities and filed a police report.
Jane Doe 2 is now suing the Grammy-nominated vocalist for battery, assault, invasion of privacy and emotional distress.
“Allen sexually assaulted Jane Doe 2 in his hotel room and then passed out,” the lawsuit alleges. “Extremely upset by the assault, Jane Doe 2 was leaving the hotel room when she discovered that Allen had surreptitiously and, without her consent, placed his cell phone in the closet facing the bed and had been videotaping the entire event.”
Elizabeth Fegan, Jane Doe 2’s attorney, said that detectives have contacted her client. She also noted that she is waiting for the police department to fulfill her records request about the investigation.
Fegan told Variety that the multiple allegations against Allen are significant.
“A predator can only have two defenses: one is consent, and one is that it didn’t happen,” she told the outlet. “The more women that come forward, the more they can’t claim it didn’t happen, and the less likely it is that it’s consensual. It shows a pattern of deceit, manipulation and ultimately, a pattern of force.”
She added that other woman have accused the singer of videotaping sexual interactions without their consent, and she has spoken to other women who she said may accuse Allen in the future.
“We have spoken to more women, and I expect that there will be more lawsuits,” Fegan said.
In May, Allen was accused of rape and multiple instances of sexual abuse by a woman who worked on his previous management team. Though he owned up to the sexual nature of his relationship with the first accuser, he denied any wrongdoing, calling the allegations “deeply troubling and hurtful,” Variety reported.
“The simple fact is, her accusations are not only false, but also extremely damaging. 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.
As a result of Jane Doe 1’s claims, Allen was suspended by his agency, label, and management as well as dropped by his publicist.
Allen and his wife, Alexis Gale, announced their separation in April. They didn’t cite any reason for the split, though they shared they’re welcoming their third child together. After the first lawsuit, Allen posted a statement on social media apologizing to Gale “for humiliating her” and for “my affair.” He also apologized to their children “for being a poor example of a man and a father.”