Dr. Luke has finally broken his silence about the Kesha lawsuit.
In a number of tweets posted on Monday (Feb. 22), Dr. Luke denied Kesha’s claims of sexual assault and commented on the lawsuit that Kesha used to try to get out of her contract with Sony:
“Until now I haven’t commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter. 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. The judge did not rule in Kesha’s favor on Friday. I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion. But lives can get ruined when there’s a rush to judgment before all the facts come out.”
Dr. Luke also cited a recanted article from Rolling Stone on the alleged rape that occurred at the University of Virginia. He also said that “any sane person is against rape and sexual assault, but everybody who is commenting is doing so without knowledge or facts.”
Additionally, he linked to some screenshots of testimony from 2011 about the allegations and wrote:
“They are getting behind an allegation only – motivated by money. 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. Kesha has denied under oath the horrible allegations now being made against me.”
Kesha was denied a preliminary injunction on Friday (Feb. 19) after asking to be released from her contract, which would allow her to make music with other producers, labels, and companies.
After the decision was announced, several artists and musicians came out in support of Kesha, including Kelly Clarkson. She previously worked with Dr. Luke on songs “Behind These Hazel Eyes” and “Since U Been Gone.”
Taylor Swift also came out in support of Kesha and donated $250,000 to help her colleague with “financial needs during this trying time.”