Country Star Jimmie Allen Contemplated Suicide After Being Sued For Sexual Assault By Former Manager, Was ‘Putting Bullets’ In His ‘Gun Clip’ When A Friend Text Him

Jimmie Allen

Country Star Jimmie Allen Contemplated Suicide After Being Sued For Sexual Assault By Former Manager, Was ‘Putting Bullets’ In His ‘Gun Clip’ When A Friend Text Him

Jimmie Allen considered taking his life after his former manager accused him of sexually assaulting her in a lawsuit. After the claims were filed in court in May 2023, Jimmie Allen confessed to having a “sexual relationship” with the woman for nearly two years, however, he insisted that he never assaulted her and that their interactions were consensual. She dropped the lawsuit last month.

The 38-year-old country star is now detailing the aftermath of the claims, confessing that he contemplated suicide.

He spoke about his and the former manager’s relationship in a conversation with Kathie Lee Gifford shared on his YouTube channel Tuesday (April 23), and said,

“She was my day-to-day manager, so she was with me everywhere I went. We’d hook up then we’d stop, and then when we’d stop . . . she’d get all sad and upset, so to make her feel better, we’d start hooking up again. I should’ve seen that she was into me. For me, even though it was just physical, I think for her it was getting emotional.”

Jimmie Allen

He said he was “confused,” “heartbroken” and “pissed off” when she sued him.

“It’s someone who’d become a friend. I knew it was wrong because I’m in a relationship. That’s what I’m willing to take accountability for … For the longest time, in my head, I remember thinking, ‘As long as I’m providing for my wife and my children, I have the freedom to do whatever I want.’ That’s not the right mentality. It’s wrong. I made a commitment. I should’ve either stuck with it or ended it.”

Amid the drama, Jimmie Allen and his wife, Alexis Gale, who was pregnant with their third child, announced their split. He was suspended from his BBR Music Group label and pulled from last year’s CMA Fest. The backlash caused him to consider suicide.

“I was sitting there, and I literally felt like the whole world had just collapsed. ‘Cause the first thing my brain goes to is not the career, it’s ‘How am I going to provide for my kids?’ It hit me. My life insurance covers suicide. I don’t feel that way now, but in that moment, when you feel like you have nothing in the midst of a society where it’s no longer innocent until proven guilty… [people think,] ‘she said this, so it must be true.’”

Jimmie Allen

Detailing his dark moments, he said he was “putting bullets” in his “gun clip” when a friend reached out via text.

“My friend Chuck texted me … He said, ‘Ending it isn’t the answer’ … I just stopped. I remember I called one of my buddies … He came up. I gave him my gun. I said, ‘Take it. I don’t need it.’ My mom flew in, and then I started receiving phone calls from different artists checking in on me, saying they love me, they care about me, they know who I am. Then I started receiving calls from people I didn’t even expect. Some of the biggest actors in Hollywood that I’ve been fans of for years — I’ve never met — somehow got my phone number and called me.”

He added that he also became dependent on drugs but took a hiatus and went to a mental health facility, which he credits for saving his life. He continued,

“Every single day, I remember battling: Do I want to live? Do I not want to live? When bills get due. I’m like, ‘Man, my family would have X amount of dollars if I would’ve took care of something,’ but I realized that’s not the way to do it. After a few months … I started to look at the situation different. It went from, ‘God, why is this happening to me?’ to ‘God, what am I supposed to learn?’ … I went from hating her to a little bit kind of feeling bad for her, trying to understand what was going on in her life that she needed to do this. How did I not make myself available for a conversation about her feelings? [I want] to continue to be honest with myself and being honest with everyone else.”

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Authored by: Char