Dr. Luke addressed Kesha‘s lawsuit and her claims that he raped her in a series of tweets on Monday, February 22. As previously reported, an NYC judge denied the “Die Young” singer’s request to terminate her contract with the music producer last week.
“Imagine if you or somebody you loved was publicly accused of a rape you knew they didn’t do. Imagine that,” Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald), 42, tweeted. “I have 3 sisters, a daughter, and a son with my girlfriend, and a feminist mom who raised me right.”
“Kesha and I made a lot of songs together and it was often good but there were creative differences at times,” he continued. “It’s sad that she would turn a contract negotiation into something so horrendous and untrue. But I feel confident when this is over the lies will be exposed and the truth will prevail..”
Kesha, 28, first signed a six-album deal with Gottwald’s Kemosabe Records, which is tied to Sony Music Entertainment, in 2005. According to CNN, Kesha wants out of her contract because she claims Dr. Luke drugged and raped her in 2006.
“I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her,” he tweeted on Monday. “Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister.”
Kesha has received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow stars amid the heartbreaking court battle. Dr. Luke, meanwhile, is leaning on his loved ones.
“I want to thank all my friends and family who have supported me throughout this,” he added via Twitter. “This is an ongoing legal case so I won’t be responding / talking much about this. This should be tried in a court of law.”
Us Weekly has reached out to Kesha’s lawyer for comment.
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