Singer Kesha wants to record music outside of her recording contract with Sony—and would only be able to do so if she recants her rape allegations against producer, Dr. Luke, according to the singer.
In an Instagram photo uploaded on April 3, the Nashville native claimed that she was “offered freedom” if she would publicly apologize for her allegations. She doesn’t say who made the offer.
“I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped,” Kesha, real name Kesha Sebert, captioned a makeup free selfie. “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”
In a statement released to Rolling Stone, representatives of Dr. Luke denies this.
“The Court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That’s because all the evidence – including Kesha’s own videotaped 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.”
In an October 2014 lawsuit filed against Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, Kesha alleged Gottwald sexually assaulted her, used intimidation to control her career, and forced her to snort illegal drugs.
According to court papers, “Ms. Sebert took the pills and woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke’s bed, sore and sick, with no memory of how she got there. Ms. Sebert immediately called her mother and made a ‘fresh complaint,’ telling her that she was naked in Dr. Luke’s hotel room, she did not know where the clothes were, that Dr. Luke had raped her, and that she needed to go to the emergency room.”
Gottwald has always denied the allegations by Kesha, tweeting he considered her “a little sister.”
The record producer is behind the 29-year-old’s multi-platinum hit, “Tik Tok.” The two met when the singer was 18 and she was later signed to his management company.
In February 2016, a judge in Manhattan Supreme Court, denied the breach of contract between the pair. Kesha, exited the court inconsolable to the sight of outpouring support from fans, according to the Mirror.