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Jimmie Allen's Former Manager Speaks Out After Dropping Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Singer

The country music star also shared a statement with PEOPLE, saying, "The past eight months have been the hardest of my life"

Terry Wyatt/ACMA2021/Getty Images Jimmie Allen at the 2021 ACM Awards
Terry Wyatt/ACMA2021/Getty Images Jimmie Allen at the 2021 ACM Awards

Jimmie Allen's former manager is speaking out for the first time since dropping the sexual assault lawsuit she filed against him.

Several days after the country music star and his former manager, 38, agreed to move past litigation on Thursday, her lawyers at FeganScott confirmed to PEOPLE that she filed a revised stipulation agreement to finalize the decision to drop her claims on Monday.

Elizabeth Fegan, the attorney for the plaintiff (named as Jane Doe), also shared a statement about the decision with PEOPLE. She said, "Jane Doe entered into a settlement agreement with Jimmie Allen to avoid the trauma of reliving her abuse over the course of a painful trial."

The attorney explained that Allen offered to pay a financial settlement in exchange for not bringing the case to trial, which FeganScott "agreed to in order to save my client from the emotional trauma of reliving her experience."

<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images</p> Jimmie Allen at MusiCares Person of the Year on Feb. 3, 2023

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Jimmie Allen at MusiCares Person of the Year on Feb. 3, 2023

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"The lawsuit against Allen was never about financial gain for my client, but instead holding Allen accountable," Fegan continued. "Unfortunately, civil litigation has few ways to punish wrongdoers; we could not ask the court to jail him, for example, or force him to change his behavior. One of the few remedies we do have in civil litigation is to ask the court to punish through monetary damages, which we did."

"While Allen and my client reached an agreement prior to trial, the motivations remained true — to hold Allen accountable, which we succeeded in doing," she added.

Fegan also noted that "both parties agreed to confidentiality about the case," which Allen "reportedly violated" by "implying Jane Doe recanted her allegations and walked away from the litigation." She said, "Those reported assertions by Allen are absolutely false — my client stands by her statements in the complaint, that Allen raped her while she was incapacitated and sexually abused her while she was his day-to-day manager."

The statement concluded by iterating that FeganScott is still bringing another case of sexual abuse filed against Allen to trial and that Jane Doe is continuing to pursue her case against others named in the original filing, including her former employer "Williams Bowers Management, operating as Wide Open Music."

John Shearer/WireImage Jimmie Allen at the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13, 2019
John Shearer/WireImage Jimmie Allen at the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13, 2019

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Allen also provided PEOPLE with a statement on Monday about the case being dropped. "Because of these false allegations, the past eight months have been the hardest of my life, but it has shown me how much love I have from my friends and family," wrote the singer-songwriter.

"[Jane Doe's] non-[factual] story has story has affected the lives of my children and I’m not down with that," Allen, who shares three children with his wife Alexis Gale, said. "I can take all the jabs, but when they start affecting my children we have serious issues."

The musician noted that he has plans to speak out about the allegations "within the next week" and concluded his statement by adding, "Be blessed."

In the lawsuit, which was filed in May 2023 and obtained by PEOPLE, the former manager listed several instances where the country star allegedly forced himself onto her and abused her.

Terry Wyatt/ACMA2021/Getty Images Jimmie Allen at the 2021 ACM Awards
Terry Wyatt/ACMA2021/Getty Images Jimmie Allen at the 2021 ACM Awards

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Jane Doe accused the Grammy-nominated artist of raping her during a March 2021 work trip to film an episode of American Idol and assaulting her on another instance as they traveled together when he appeared on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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

At the time of the initial filing and since, Allen has denied the accusations and claimed that their relationship was consensual.

The additional lawsuit brought forth against the "Best Shot" singer was filed in June 2023 and alleges that he filmed their sexual encounter without her consent.

Fegan also told PEOPLE in a statement at the time that she had heard from additional women accusing Allen of assault.

If 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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