Dr. Luke Responds to Kesha's Sexual Assault Claims

April 4th 2016

Taylor Bell

Dr. Luke is responding Monday to Kesha's recent claims that she was asked to retract her sexual assault testimony in exchange to be released from her recording contract with Luke's label, Kemosabe Records.

Kesha and Dr. Luke

In an statement obtained by Rolling Stone magazine, a spokesperson for Dr. Luke blamed Kesha for her failure to leave her contract.

"The court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she has not presented any facts supporting her claims. That's because all the evidence--including Kesha's own videotapped sworn testimony--show her allegations are false. The only thing Kesha is not free to do is to continue to lie about Dr. Luke through publicity stunts and outrageous smears, ignoring the fact that by her own free will she went to work and entered into new contracts with Dr. Luke years after this 'incident' supposedly happened. Her goal all along has been solely personal enrichment by seeking to break contracts that brought her success and millions so she can enter into more lucrative ones. We look forward to our day in court holding Kesha accountable for her lies."

Early Sunday morning, singer Kesha dropped the most explosive update in her trial against Sony and music producer, Dr. Luke, since she was denied exit from her contract with the music juggernauts by a New York court last month.


A photo posted by Kesha (@iiswhoiis) on

​Kesha, who is signed to Dr. Luke’s record label (Kemosabe Records), claims she was physically and emotionally abused by Dr. Luke since she was 18. Dr. Luke claims that these allegations are false.

In a revealing Instagram post, Kesha stated that she was offered freedom from the iron grip contract she’s been trying to get out of for years. The only stipulation was that she would need to “apologize publicly and say she never got raped.”