NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Country music artist Jimmie Allen has issued a public apology to his wife in the wake of a lawsuit filed by a former day-to-day manager claiming the star raped and sexually assaulted her.
Many companies parted ways with Allen in the wake of the lawsuit which states the woman "lost her virginity through no choice of her own" after allegedly losing consciousness after having a few drinks at a dinner.
Previous to the lawsuit in April, Allen had announced he and his wife were separating as the two were expecting a child together.
On Thursday, Allen posted a public apology to his wife and family, acknowledging an "affair."
The post on his Instagram states:
"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.
I also want to apologize to my children for being a poor example of a man and 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 weakness.
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.