Kesha: Sony Offered Freedom From Contract If I Lie And Say Dr. Luke Never Raped Me

Kesha Sony Deal

By Michael Lewittes

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Kesha claims Sony finally offered to free her from her contract, if she were to “apologize” and publicly “lie” by saying Dr. Luke “never” raped her. The singer says she would rather have her music career in “ruin” than lie for Dr. Luke, who she calls a “monster.”

On Sunday, Kesha posted a selfie on Instagram, along with a note that reads, “so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped.” She adds, “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.”

As Gossip Cop reported, Kesha sought to be released from her contracts with Sony and Dr. Luke, but a New York judge dismissed her request to void their business agreement in February. She has since appealed the decision. The singer has maintained that she wants out of her contract with the music producer because he allegedly sexually and verbally abused her. Dr. Luke has vehemently denied the claims.

In February, as Gossip Cop noted, Kesha wrote on Facebook, “All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract… This is about being free from my abuser.” She added, “I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser.”

In a statement to Gossip Cop, a spokesman for Dr. Luke says, “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 statement continues, “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,” adds Dr. Luke’s spokesman.

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