Jimmie Allen, who is facing sexual assault lawsuits, has been accused of trying to delay the trial after the country star’s lawyers filed a motion to withdraw as his legal counsel.
Last month, Allen’s lawyers Jonathan Cole and Katelyn Dwyer filed a motion asking the court to let them withdraw from the case, stating that Allen has been “unable to comply with the terms of his engagement.”
Elizabeth Fegan, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, asked the judge to block that motion, claiming it was part of a prolonged effort to forestall discovery in the case.
The attorney argued that Allen had already cycled through three different law firms over the past year.
“Allen has a track record of moving through attorneys,” wrote Fegan. “These tactics are part of Allen’s continuing pattern of conduct to forestall plaintiff’s right to gather discovery to pursue her claims.”
Allen faces two lawsuits that accuse the country star of sexual assault. Following the accusations, record label BBR Music Group dropped Allen, and the star was also removed from festival lineups.
The first case claims he repeatedly assaulted an unnamed “Jane Doe” on his management team; the second claims he assaulted another woman in a Las Vegas hotel room and secretly recorded it.
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