Uh oh! We told you guys this was guaranteed to get messy.
After pop songstress Ke$ha rocked the net this morning by unveiling news of a lawsuit against longtime music collaborator/producer Dr. Luke alleging sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, the hitmaking producer was forced to field off a few attacks of his own via social media.
Tired of the punishment, it appears he is looking to save his name by clapping back at the ‘Die Young’ diva. Citing defamation of character and extortion, he claims that all of Ke$ha’s allegations are false and are ultimately a ploy to get out of her contract.
Ke$ha said it best herself: this sh*t’s about to blow. Read his statement below and tell us who you believe:
“As part of the effort to get out of the Gottwald Recording Agreement, Kesha and Pebe have also orchestrated a campaign of publishing false and shocking accusations against Gottwald to extort Plaintiffs into letting Kesha out of the Gottwald Recording Agreement,” states the complaint.
Dr. Luke’s attorneys say that a third party later saw a “draft complaint” of Kesha’s lawsuit, which Dr. Luke’s side says “contained false and scurrilous accusations,” although that third party wasn’t able to retain it.
His lawsuit doesn’t go into much detail about exactly which statements were false, and how they were made, but it does say that the defendants have published defamatory statements of physical and mental abuse “that Kesha and Pebe have themselves admitted are false.”
Dr. Luke is suing for defamation, plus he’s alleging breach of contract, saying that the terms of the agreement and subsequent amendments are valid.”