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Dr Luke responds to Kesha’s rape allegations

MANILA, Philippines – Musicians, fans, and commentators have joined an outpouring of support for pop singer Kesha and have spoken against sexual abuse – with the trending hashtag #FreeKesha. This comes after she lost one courtroom battle in light of her sexual abuse allegations against producer Dr Luke.

Now, Dr Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, has broken his silence on Twitter. "Until now, I haven't commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court, not here on Twitter," he said.

"It’s a shame that there's so much speculation out there basing itself on so little information. The only truly objective person who knows the facts is the judge."

Until now I haven’t commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

It’s a shame that there’s so much speculation out there basing itself on so little information. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

The only truly objective person who knows the facts is the judge. The judge did not rule in Kesha's favor on Friday — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

"I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion," he wrote, which comments on: "lives can get ruined when there's a rush to judgment before all the facts come out."

I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

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. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

He contends, consistent with his previous claims, that this is Kesha's attempt to cut short her contract: "They are getting behind an allegation only – motivated by money."

of course any sane person is against rape and sexual assault but everybody who is commenting is doing so without knowledge or facts. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

They are getting behind an allegation only - motivated by money. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

He also wrote, "I didn't rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her," adding that he considers the pop star his "little sister."

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. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

Dr Luke alleges that Kesha has lied under oath, citing 2014 New York Daily News and TMZ reports which republished transcripts of a 2011 deposition testimony where Kesha supposedly denies having been raped. The testimony was made in connection with another case filed by Kesha’s former management company DAS Communications against herself and Dr Luke.

Kesha has denied under oath the horrible allegations now being made against me. Here is the testimony. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

pic.twitter.com/coKRYzsH7W — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

pic.twitter.com/D9c3m7THoX — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

Dr Luke also points out that Lady Gaga – in a response to a claim by Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos – denied that he raped her, citing a TMZ report. Lady Gaga is one of the musicians who have recently expressed support for Kesha.

Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos made another false rape claim against me that was denied by publiscly Lady Gaga — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

pic.twitter.com/QxCJLhZDG9 — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

He also denounced Geragos for serving as counsel to other known offenders – Scott Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife and unborn child, and Chris Brown, convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.

Mark Geragos (kesha's attorney) represented Scott Peterson and Chris Brown. How can he pretend he cares about women's rights? — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

Dr Luke defended himself, also saying that "a feminist mom […] raised [him] right." 

Imagine if you or somebody you loved was publicly accused of a rape you knew they didn't do. Imagine that. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

I have 3 sisters, a daughter, and a son with my girlfriend, and a feminist mom who raised me right. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

He later reiterated his claims that Kesha's allegations are turning "a contract negotiation into something so horrendous and untrue."

Kesha and I made a lot of songs together and it was often good but there were creative differences at times. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

It’s sad that she would turn a contract negotiation into something so horrendous and untrue. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

But I feel confident when this is over the lies will be exposed and the truth will prevail.. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

He also thanked those on his side, and added that he won't be speaking further about the matter as the case is ongoing.

I want to thank all my friends and family who have supported me throughout this. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

He refrained from further commenting about the issue, considering that "this is an ongoing legal case."

This is an ongoing legal case so I won't be responding / talking much about this. This should be tried in a court of law. — Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016

 

On February 19, Friday, a New York State Supreme Court judge denied Kesha of a preliminary injunction, through which she seeks to record outside of Sony Music and Dr Luke’s Kemosabe label. 

She previously pressed charges in 2014 against the producer for allegedly raping her under the influence of drugs and alcohol. – Rappler.com