The ongoing #FreeKesha movement reignited on social-media today when the embattled pop-star released a new statement on her Instagram page.
Kesha told her followers that “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, offered to release her from a recording contract on the stipulation that she publicly revoke the accusations that Gottwald raped her, and apologizes. Kesha is refusing to do so, and instead, used the offer to reaffirm her stance on the subject.
Kesha wrote, “I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”
A statement from Gottwald’s team said, “The Court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That’s because all the evidence – including Kesha’s own videotaped sworn testimony – show her allegations are false.”
While it’s true that Kesha could record music without direct contact from Dr. Luke, he would still profit from any music that Kesha created under his label.
The statement continued, “The only thing Kesha is not free to do is to continue to lie about Dr. Luke through publicity stunts and outrageous smears, ignoring the fact that by her own free will she went to work and entered into new contracts with Dr. Luke years after this ‘incident’ supposedly happened. Her goal all along has been solely personal enrichment by seeking to break contracts that brought her success and millions so she can enter into more lucrative ones. We look forward to our day in court holding Kesha accountable for her lies.”
Kesha has been battling Sony Music and Dr. Luke, the company says Kesha owes them six more studio albums to complete their deal.
It was just last February that a New York Superior Court Justice denied Kesha any injunctive relief from her contract. The court handed down the sentence citing a lack of abuse evidence, stating that Kesha still has to work for the man she claims abused her. Taylor Swift then donated $250,000 to Kesha’s legal-defense team.