Jimmie Allen publicly apologizes to wife for affair

Allen is being sued for a variety of sexual allegations

Jimmie Allen has publicly apologized to his wife after a member of his former day-to-day management team filed a lawsuit against the country star in civil court over a variety of sexual allegations last week. Last month, it was announced that Allen and his wife Alexis Gale were separating after nearly three years of marriage. They also shared that a new baby is on the way.

“I want to publicly apologize to my wife Alexis for humiliating her with my affair. I’m embarrassed that my choices have brought shame on her. That’s something that she did not deserve at all,” he writes. “I also want to apologize to my children for being a poor example of a man and a father. I’m working on becoming a better person that my kids can be proud of. My goal is to be better than the generation before me.

“This business takes so much from you. It’s full of temptations that can cripple you and ruin everything you’ve built. I’m ashamed that I wasn’t strong enough to withstand them. I will no longer be a victim of my weaknesses.

I challenge everyone to seek help when they need it. Do not be afraid of your weakness, surround yourself with people that WILL help you.”

Allen, who is being sued for sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, sex trafficking and emotional distress, did not address those allegations. Variety broke the news that an unnamed woman alleges that she was manipulated and groomed by Allen into a sexually abusive relationship that happened during an 18 month period from 2000-2022. Variety details the lawsuit and corroborates parts of Jane Doe’s story after speaking to her and others, and reviewing hundreds of text messages exchanged between she and Allen. No charges have been filed as of press time. Allen’s former management company, Wide Open Music, and its founder Ash Bowers are also named in the suit for “gross negligence and participating in a venture engaged in sex trafficking, among other counts.”

After the news broke, his longtime label, Stoney Creek Records, and his booking agency, UTA, suspended him. He was also dropped from the Nissan Stadium Nightly Concerts lineup at the 50th CMA Fest next month. His publicity firm, Full Coverage Communications, also parted ways with the singer.

Buddy Iahn
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