In a series of tweets music producer Dr. Luke has confronted the rape allegations that surround the present legal battle that involve him, pop singer Kesha and Sony. After many women, including singers Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, have spoken out about the court ruling that denied the “Tik Tok” singer from releasing new music outside of Dr. Luke’s purview.
Days after the hashtag, #FreeKesha, began circulating online, Dr. Luke decided to tell his side of the story through a series of tweets. He not only claims that he has never had sexual relations with his music partner, but also provides photos of previous news stories as support.
“Until now I haven’t commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter,” the music producer begins Monday (Feb. 22) on Twitter. “It’s a shame that there’s so much speculation out there basing itself on so little information.”
He continues, “I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion,” adding, “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.”
He also clarifies that his relationship with the artist was always platonic, stating, “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.”
The record producer also takes multiple shots at Kesha’s attorney, Mark Geragos. Dr. Luke suggests that the case shouldn’t have a feminist slant and claims that Kesha’s lawyer could not truly care about women’s rights after representing Chris Brown and Scott Peterson.
Dr. Luke later admits, “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,” he declares. “But I feel confident when this is over the lies will be exposed and the truth will prevail..”
Dr. Luke’s last tweet indicates that he will no longer speak on the ongoing legal battle and that the case should remain inside the court of law. Read Dr. Luke’s full Twitter plea below: