The lawyer for Dr. Luke released a statement on Monday blasting Kesha’s allegations as “unconvincing,” just days after the court rejected the pop singer’s request to be removed from her contract with the music producer who purportedly sexually and physically abused her for years.
“Any claim that she isn’t ‘free’ is a myth,” the statement reads. “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.”
Yet despite Dr. Luke’s attorney writing that “Sony Music has already spent over $11 million promoting Kesha, and…are committed to continuing to promote her work,” Kesha’s lawyer argued in court that if she wasn’t freed from her contract her career would soon be over. Her attorney, Mark Geragos argued that Sony cannot be trusted and their allegiance lies with Dr. Luke — not Kesha.
To further rub salt on the wound, Dr. Luke’s attorney is discrediting Kesha’s abuse claims as merely a vindictive smear campaign for her own benefit as opposed to a genuine accusation.
“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,” the statement said.
Dr. Luke went on a Twitter rant following the statement, denying he raped Kesha and that "she was like [his] little sister."
The only truly objective person who knows the facts is the judge. The judge did not rule in Kesha's favor on Friday— Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016
I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion.— Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016
But lives can get ruined when there’s a rush to judgment before all the facts come out. Look what happened at UVA, Duke etc.— Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016
of course any sane person is against rape and sexual assault but everybody who is commenting is doing so without knowledge or facts.— Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016
They are getting behind an allegation only - motivated by money.— Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016
I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister.— Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016
This statement is dripping with victim-blaming sentiments and astutely exemplifies why so many survivors are afraid to come forward. Kesha tried to pursue justice but was only shamed and ostracized by the music community, while alleged abusers like singer Chris Brown can still have a booming career. Kesha lost in court, in her career, and now her purported abuser is trying to spin the case against her — all because she was willing and brave enough to speak out. The fallout perpetuates a dim status quo for survivors that society needs to dramatically reverse instead of blindly sweeping sexual assault under the rug.
The fact that Chris Brown still has a thriving music career but Kesha won't be able to record speaks volumes about our society.— Brandon Evers (@BrandonEvrs) February 19, 2016
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