Dr Luke breaks silence on Kesha court case: 'I never had sex with her'

Producer Dr Luke has defended himself in a string of 22 tweets addressing the recent sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by Tik Tok singer Kesha.

Dr Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, denied raping the singer or ever having sex with her, describing her as “like my little sister”.

He spoke out following a court decision on Friday not to grant Kesha a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to make music outside her recording contract with his label – despite her accusing her former mentor of emotional and sexual abuse going back a decade.

Celebrity allies including Lady Gage, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato offered words of support to Kesha following the ruling, while Taylor Swift donated $250,000 (£177,000) to the singer to help pay her legal fees. The hashtag #FreeKesha trended on social media.

In a series of tweets, Dr Luke defended himself, first stating, “Until now I haven’t commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter.”

He continued by denying the claims against him, before posting a series of screen-grabs of articles from TMZ and the New York Daily News which reported on Kesha’s evidence in a 2011 court case where she denied Dr Luke had ever date-raped her or coerced her into sex.

The producer claimed that Kesha’s allegations had been “motivated by money” and that the issue stemmed from “contract negotiations”.

She is currently signed to his Kemosabe Records label, which is owned by Sony, and is contracted to record six more albums with him.

He also said that the allegations were harming his family.

Kesha’s lawsuit and Dr Luke’s countersuit are still ongoing.

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