Dr. Luke Speaks Out on Twitter About Allegations: ‘I Didn’t Rape Kesha’
After his legal team issued a statement today (February 22) denying Kesha's allegations of abuse, producer Dr. Luke himself is now defending himself on Twitter for the first time regarding the legal battle.
"Until now I haven’t commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter," he began in a series of tweets.
"It’s a shame that there’s so much speculation out there basing itself on so little information. The only truly objective person who knows the facts is the judge. The judge did not rule in Kesha's favor on Friday. I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion. 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. of course any sane person is against rape and sexual assault but everybody who is commenting is doing so without knowledge or facts. They are getting behind an allegation only - motivated by money."
"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," he continued. "Kesha has denied under oath the horrible allegations now being made against me. Here is the testimony." He then linked to a New York Daily News article from 2014, as well as a TMZ article featuring transcripts from Kesha's deposition from 2011 when the two were being sued by her former manager, in which she denied that she and Dr. Luke ever had sexual relations.
"Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos made another false rape claim against me that was denied by publiscly [sic] Lady Gaga," he added with a link to a TMZ report of Lady Gaga's rep denying Geragos' claim back in 2014. (That said, Gaga was one of many who came out in support of Kesha over the weekend on social media.)
The producer also slammed Geragos for his past clients, including Chris Brown. "Mark Geragos (kesha's attorney) represented Scott Peterson and Chris Brown. How can he pretend he cares about women's rights?"
"Imagine if you or somebody you loved was publicly accused of a rape you knew they didn't do. Imagine that. 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. 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. I want to thank all my friends and family who have supported me throughout this."
"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."
Kesha's request for an injunction against Dr. Luke was denied in court on Friday (February 19).
Kesha first filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke in October of 2014, claiming that she had been “sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused” over the course of their 10 year working relationship. The producer fired back with a counter-lawsuit, claiming Kesha was lying and trying to extort him to get out of their legally binding contract.
Last Friday's ruling has sparked a torrent of celebrity and fan support on social media.
See Dr. Luke's tweets below:
Kesha, Then + Now: