Jimmie Allen Accuser Explains Dropping Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Jimmie Allen's former manager, who dropped a sexual assault lawsuit against the country music star last week, has explained the reason for her decision. Elizabeth Fegan, the attorney for the unnamed accuser said in a statement to People, "Jane Doe entered into a settlement agreement with Jimmie Allen to avoid the trauma of reliving her…

Jimmie Allen Accuser Explains Dropping Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Jimmie Allen‘s former manager, who dropped a sexual assault lawsuit against the country music star last week, has explained the reason for her decision.

Elizabeth Fegan, the attorney for the unnamed accuser said in a statement to People, “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 the legal firm agreed to an offer of a financial settlement from Allen and decided to drop the case in order to save Jane from the emotional trauma of reliving her experience.

“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 noted that after reaching the settlement, Allen has “reportedly violated” the confidentiality terms of his agreement with her client by “implying Jane Doe recanted her allegations and walked away from the litigation.”

The attorney called Allen’s claims “absolutely false” and stressed that her client continues to stand by her initial accusations that the musician repeatedly raped, sexually assaulted and harassed her during the period she was working with him directly as a member of his day-to-day team.

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