In a hasty response to Kesha’s allegations today that she was physically, sexually and verbally abused by her producer over a period of many years, the producer, Dr. Luke, shot right back hours later with a lawsuit of his own.
TMZ reports that Dr. Luke claims Kesha created the false allegations in an attempt to manipulate her way out of the legally binding contract that she’s stuck in with the music mogul. Luke claims the lies have been weaved by Kesha’s mother, Pebe Serbert, in conjunction with her new management firm. He also says that Kesha previously threatened to spread lies about him to a blogger who’d created a website called “Free Kesha.”
Christine Lepera, Luke’s lawyer, told TMZ that Kesha and her mother have already admitted that the allegations are falsified and that this is simply “a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements.”
If this is all true, Kesha would be making a major attempt at extortion.
Kesha’s attorney, Mark Geragos, maintains that Kesha is on the cleaner side of truth:
“This is just another pathetic and entirely predictable example of Dr. Luke’s continued abuse, and a misguided attempt to keep Kesha under his tyrannical control. This lawsuit has absolutely no basis in fact, the law or reality. Kesha is focused on reclaiming her voice and her freedom. She is determined to move on with her life and her career by putting this dark period behind her.”
We’ll see who comes out on top as this messy ping-pong match unfolds, but someone has to be lying. Who do you think it is?
Dr. Luke has retorted with a lawsuit of his own, claiming Kesha’s suit is a manipulative lie. Find out what else he said about her…