Kesha Says She Was Offered ‘Freedom’ If She Apologized For Rape Allegations
Kesha has offered an replace on her ongoing authorized battle with DJ and producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, whom she accused of sexual assault and battery in 2014.
In an Instagram posted Sunday, the “We S Who We J” singer claims that she was provided “freedom,” presumably from her contract with Sony, in change for a public retraction of the rape allegations towards Gottwald.
“so. I received provided my freedom IF i have been to lie. I must APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I by no means received raped,” Kesha wrote alongside the photograph. “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doorways. I won’t take again the TRUTH. I would slightly let the reality destroy my profession than lie for a monster ever once more.”
A spokesperson for Dr. Luke offered the next assertion to The Huffington Post by way of e-mail:
The Court repeatedly said Kesha is already free to document with out Dr. Luke, and that she had not introduced any details supporting her claims. That’s as a result of all of the proof – together with Kesha’s personal videotaped sworn testimony – present her allegations are false. The solely factor Kesha just isn’t free to do is to proceed to lie about Dr. Luke via publicity stunts and outrageous smears, ignoring the truth that by her personal free will she went to work and entered into new contracts with Dr. Luke years after this “incident” supposedly occurred. Her objective all alongside has been solely personal enrichment by looking for to interrupt contracts that introduced her success and hundreds of thousands so she will enter into extra profitable ones. We sit up for our day in courtroom holding Kesha accountable for her lies.
Gottwald, a serious drive within the pop music business, served as the chief producer for Kesha’s two albums. Although their partnership proved to be financially profitable, Kesha accused Gottwald of sexually, bodily, verbally and emotionally abusing her for a decade, sparking a a lot-wanted dialog about sexism within the music business.
In February, a decide denied the singer’s movement to be launched from her contract with Sony on the grounds that Kesha is free to work with different producers on the label.
The authorized group behind Kesha, in an attraction filed a month later, likened the choice to maintain her tied to the corporate of her alleged abuser to “slavery.”
“Although it acknowledged that ‘slavery was finished away with a very long time in the past’ and that ‘[y]ou can’t drive somebody to work … in a state of affairs through which they don’t need to work,’ the Court’s ruling requiring Kesha to work for Gottwald’s corporations, purportedly with out his involvement, does simply that,” Kesha’s workforce argued. “As the Court itself acknowledged, ‘[i]t’s slavery. You can’t do this.’”
Throughout the lawsuit, Gottwald has maintained his innocence, claiming that he by no means sexually assaulted the singer.
“I did not rape Kesha and I have by no means had intercourse together with her. Kesha and I have been pals for a few years and she or he was like my little sister,” he wrote on Twitter after the decide’s choice. “Kesha has denied underneath oath the horrible allegations now being made towards me.”
Kesha’s representatives didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Note: This publish has been up to date to incorporate a press release from a consultant for Dr. Luke.
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