Kesha Says She Was ‘Offered Freedom’ If She Lied About Her Rape: ‘I Will Not Take Back the Truth’

by Rachel McRady 12:21 AM PDT, April 04, 2016
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Things have gone from bad to worse in the case between Kesha and Sony. On Sunday, the 29-year-old singer posted a new photo of herself to Instagram, making claims that she has been asked to retract her story about being raped by producer Dr. Luke.

“so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped,” Kesha wrote in her photo caption. “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.”

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Dr. Luke's attorney, Jim Bates, tells ET in a statement: "Kesha’s Instagram posting is false. 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. 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 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’s allegations come almost two months after the “Tik Tok” singer was denied an injunction to end her record deal with Sony and Dr. Luke after she named the producer as her physical and emotional abuser in 2014.

Since losing her February court case, Kesha has received worldwide support from fans and celebrities alike. Stars like Lena Dunham, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson and many others have all publicly supported the singer. And other artists, like Jack Antonoff, have offered to help her record new music.

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In her current contract with Sony, Kesha is required to record four more albums with the company.

In late March, Kesha filed a motion to appeal the court’s original decision, with her lawyer calling her current work requirements “slavery.”

The last album Kesha released was Warrior in 2012. She later released an EP, Deconstructed, in February 2013.