Dr. Luke is lashing out at Kesha over their vicious court battle, slamming her for "outright lies" and releasing court documents that he says show she admitted he never raped her.
The "Tik Tok" singer is fighting to be released from her contract with Sony Music and Dr. Luke, born Lukas Gottwald, but a New York court ruled against her on Friday, February 19, 2016.
Kesha claims that she was raped by Dr. Luke but hid the truth about the attack for years in order to protect herself. She has remained silent outside of court but a swelling of support to #FreeKesha on Twitter prompted Dr. Luke to unleash a rant slamming the 28-year-old singer.
He began his rant saying that he wanted the case to be resolved in court, but followed that up with a series of Tweets.
He also posted documents from a 2011 lawsuit where under oath Kesha testified that she was never given a "roofie" by Dr. Luke and that they did not ever have "an intimate relationship."
Her attorney Mark Geragos said that she testified that way because she was afraid of telling the truth.
Celebrity support has been strong for Kesha, with Taylor Swift donating $250,000 to her to help with her legal bills. Even Kelly Clarkson, who worked with Dr. Luke on "Since You Been Gone," Tweeted a cryptic message.
Dr. Luke's attorney released a full statement in defense of her client:
The New York County Supreme Court on Friday found that Kesha is already "free" to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn't want to. Any claim that she isn't "free" is a myth. The sound decision Friday by the Court in denying Kesha's motion for an injunction made it clear Kesha's allegations of purported abuse were unconvincing and that she had no basis to void record contracts and copyrights. Dr. Luke and his companies invested in Kesha's success through their contributions, Sony Music has already spent over $11 million promoting Kesha, and Sony Music and its label Kemosabe Records are committed to continuing to promote her work.
More significantly, the Court also noted multiple times that her vague abuse allegations were devoid of factual detail, and that there was no evidence, whether from doctors or anyone else, to support them.
Tellingly, Kesha never reported any purported abuse or rape to any law enforcement authority, or even to Sony Music, and further swore under oath in another matter, while accompanied by her team of lawyers, that it never occurred. The goal of Kesha's counsel throughout has been to obtain a more lucrative contract through a shameless campaign of outrageous claims they will never stand behind in a court of law.
As Dr. Luke has said repeatedly, the allegations against him are outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money. Kesha and her counsel have cavalierly subjected Dr. Luke and his family to trial by Twitter, using a vicious smear campaign to ruin his reputation for financial gain while failing to support their claims. Kesha to date has never verified the allegations in this case -even when given the opportunity in her affidavit. Nor has she ever offered a credible explanation as to why she would have signed a second recording agreement, recorded two albums and an EP and signed a publishing deal with Dr. Luke after allegedly being sexually abused. It will further be shown that the incidents alleged never happened.