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Jimmie Allen and Former Manager Agree to Drop Sexual Assault Lawsuit

The country singer's former manager agreed to drop the claims against him effective March 14

<p>John Shearer/WireImage</p> Jimmie Allen at the CMAs in Nashville in November 2019

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Jimmie Allen at the CMAs in Nashville in November 2019

A lawsuit filed against Jimmie Allen for sexual assault by his former manager has been dropped.

On Thursday, the woman, known as "Jane Doe" in the filing, agreed to drop her claims against the country star, 38, effective March 14, documents obtained by PEOPLE show.

"FeganScott can confirm that Jane Doe and Jimmie Allen have reached a mutual accord as to Plaintiff’s claims and Mr. Allen’s counterclaims and have agreed to dismiss them. The decision reflects only that both parties desire to move past litigation," a legal representative for the former manager from FeganScott LLC said in a statement to PEOPLE.

PEOPLE can also confirm that despite dropping claims against Allen, the accuser still plans to sue Wide Open Music and founder Ash Bowers, "the Nashville music management firm that employed her as Allen’s day-to-day manager."

A rep for Allen told PEOPLE that the singer had no comment regarding the recent filing.

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<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images</p> Jimmie Allen at the MusiCares Persons of the Year event in February 2023 in Los Angeles

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Jimmie Allen at the MusiCares Persons of the Year event in February 2023 in Los Angeles

In a lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE and first reported in May by Variety, Allen's former manager sued him for assault and sexual abuse she allegedly experienced over the course of 18 months, weeks after he announced he was separating from wife Alexis.

In the filing, Doe named several instances where the Grammy-nominated singer reportedly forced himself onto her and abused her.

Per the outlet, Allen has been accused of raping her during a March 2021 work trip to Los Angeles when filming an episode of American Idol. Doe claimed that she woke up naked in her hotel room with severe pain and vaginal bleeding after a business dinner — and didn't recall what had happened. She also claimed that she was a virgin at the time and the CMA winner allegedly insisted she take a Plan B pill afterward to prevent pregnancy.

"I was disconnected from my body, feeling a sense of panic," Doe told the outlet, explaining that she remembered being in a confused state when Allen reportedly said to her, "'I've been thinking about this for so long.'"

The former manager added, "He held me in place. At that point, any physical will was just out the door. I was pretty much paralyzed."

Terry Wyatt/ACMA2020/Getty Images Jimmie Allen in Nashville in September 2020
Terry Wyatt/ACMA2020/Getty Images Jimmie Allen in Nashville in September 2020

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Doe also recalled claimed that in the day leading up to an appearance onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2021 to promote his children's book that he allegedly assaulted her as they were traveling together, per the outlet.

He reportedly groped her breasts on the plane, pushed his erect penis against her in public and masturbated in front of her at the hotel where they were both staying. When they left the taping and got in the car, the former manager said he allegedly forced his fingers into her vagina while she tried to move his hand away.

The suit claimed that this behavior happened under the watchful eye of Allen's management team, whom she claimed was aware of his behavior, but put her under his direction anyway.

"Having been aware of Allen's past behavior, it's reprehensible that the company picked her out and threw her to the wolves like they did, knowing how things would turn out," Elizabeth Fegan, founding partner of FeganScott, the firm representing the woman, said in a statement to PEOPLE. "Allen identified her as his target and groomed her, and the company did absolutely nothing to prevent it."

Allen denied the accusations and claimed that their relationship was consensual.

"It is deeply troubling and hurtful that someone I counted as one of my closest friends, colleagues and confidants would make allegations that have no truth to them whatsoever," the "Best Shot" artist said in a statement to PEOPLE.

"I acknowledge that we had a sexual relationship — one that lasted for nearly two years. During that time she never once accused me of any wrongdoing, and she spoke of our relationship and friendship as being something she wanted to continue indefinitely" he said.

Allen added: "Only after things ended between us, did she hire a lawyer to reach out and ask for money, which leads me to question her motives. 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."

Terry Wyatt/ACMA2021/Getty Images Jimmie Allen in Nashville in April 2021
Terry Wyatt/ACMA2021/Getty Images Jimmie Allen in Nashville in April 2021

Doe's attorney Fegan disputed the musician's claim of a financial request.

"The only ask we made of Allen and his legal counsel was to meet to discuss Allen's behavior and resolution of our client's claims. At no time did our client make a monetary demand," she said in a statement. "The response was a hard no, and colored with threats that his team would take steps to publicly tarnish my client. My client had no choice but to be proactive in protecting herself by filing the complaint."

Allen was also hit with a second lawsuit for sexual assault in June 2023, where his accuser claimed he filmed their sexual encounter without her consent.

In a lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE, an anonymous woman claimed the "Make Me Want To" performer violated her privacy by secretly filming her, and continued to engage in sexual contact with her even after she'd revoked her previously given consent.

PEOPLE had confirmed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that a report was filed. A lawyer for Allen did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

In a statement shared with PEOPLE at the time, Fegan said that she had heard from additional women accusing Allen of assault.

<p>Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal via Getty</p> Jimmie Allen

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Jimmie Allen

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“Since Jane Doe filed her case last month, we’ve heard from others who share similar experiences. Jane Doe 2’s filing demonstrates to me that there is a vivid, distinct pattern of behavior. We intend to show it’s a pattern of deceit, manipulation, and ultimately of force," she said. “The law is clear – anyone who has given consent in sexual activity has the right and the ability to revoke consent at any time. Just as no means no, stop means stop. If one participant doesn’t stop, it is sexual assault.”

In July 2023, Allen filed counterclaims against both of his accusers in an effort to “protect my reputation and refute these claims that have caused severe damage to my family, mental health and business.”

A month later, Jane Doe 2 filed a motion to dismiss the countersuit filed the month prior by Allen. In documents filed in Tennessee and obtained by PEOPLE, Doe 2’s legal team argued that the "Good Times Roll" singer did not have a legal claim against her, as what she did does not legally constitute conversion.

f you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.

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