Kesha Says She Was Offered “Freedom” in Exchange for Public Apology

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In February, a New York court denied Kesha an injunction in her legal battle with Dr. Luke, who Kesha has alleged sexually assaulted her while the two were actively making music together. (Kesha was, and still is, under contract with Luke’s Kemosabe Records, which is an imprint of Sony.) In March, Kesha appealed that decision. And now, she’s stated on Instagram that she would be freed from her contract if she publicly apologized for her allegations against Luke and, one would assume, the public trial that has occurred ever since.

The post was made Sunday. In the caption, Kesha said “I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.” A representative from Dr. Luke’s label was quick to issue a statement to Rolling Stone.

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 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.

Read about the history of Kesha’s legal battle with Dr. Luke here.