Kesha has received huge music community support after her case with former producer Dr. Luke. Allegedly, Kesha accused Dr. Luke of drugging her and inflicted sexual assault onto the singer a decade ago, only to have him deny the claims. A trial took place last week that ended in Kesha's denial of exit from Dr. Luke's recording contract, causing an uproar in fans and supporters all over the globe. Proceeding the unfortunate decision, noteworthy figures in music like Lorde, Lady Gaga, Grimes, and Ariana Grande (just to name a few) have given their absolute support. Taylor Swift has even donated $250k to help the legal battle for Kesha.
A new statement was released from Dr. Luke today, denying all claims of the singer's. The statement was released via his lawyer, saying the accusations were "outright lies" and said that Kesha is "free to record with others" and leave the contract.
"As Dr. Luke has said repeatedly, the allegations against him are outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money. Kesha and her counsel have cavalierly subjected Dr. Luke and his family to trial by Twitter, using a vicious smear campaign to ruin his reputation for financial gain while failing to support their claims."
"Tellingly, Kesha never reported any purported abuse or rape to any law enforcement authority, or even to Sony Music, and further swore under oath in another matter, while accompanied by her team of lawyers, that it never occurred. 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 adds.
In October 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against her long-time producer Dr Luke for "mental manipulation, emotional abuse and sexual assault", and was looking to be freed from her contract with him.
Kesha had previously said that her career is "effectively over" following delays in the case, with the preliminary injunction papers stating that the singer's brand value had fallen "past the point of no return."