Kesha says she was offered 'freedom' from her label
Kesha wrote on Instagram that she was offered freedom from what is assumed to be her recording contract if she denied being raped.Video provided by Newsy
The legal saga between Kesha and Dr. Luke continues.
In an Instagram post Sunday, the embattled pop star said that she was offered out of her contract with Sony Music and Luke's Kemosabe Records, but only if she publicly apologized for accusing her ex-producer of rape.
"So, I got offered my freedom if I were to lie," Kesha wrote. "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 was released to Rolling Stone Sunday on the producer's behalf, reading: "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 statement continued to accuse the Tik Tok singer of "publicity stunts and outrageous smears," saying how "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."
Kesha first filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) in October 2014, alleging that he "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused" her for nearly 10 years. In February, a New York judge denied her a preliminary injunction, which would allow her to be released from her contract with the producer and record other music. Her team has since appealed the decision, according to multiple sources.