Three days after Kesha‘s request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to record and release music without Dr. Luke was denied by a New York Supreme Court judge, the producer spoke out on Twitter against the singer’s claims that he drugged and raped her.
“I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister. Kesha has denied under oath the horrible allegations now being made against me,” he wrote.
“Imagine if you or somebody you loved was publicly accused of a rape you knew they didn’t do. Imagine that,” he continued. “I have 3 sisters, a daughter, and a son with my girlfriend, and a feminist mom who raised me right. Kesha and I made a lot of songs together and it was often good but there were creative differences at times.”
“It’s sad that she would turn a contract negotiation into something so horrendous and untrue. But I feel confident when this is over the lies will be exposed and the truth will prevail.”
Dr. Luke has also previously denied Kesha’s claims through his lawyer Christine Lepera and countersued for defamation. In her lawsuit, the singer alleged the producer “made repeated sexual advances toward her would force her to use drugs and alcohol to remove her defenses.”
After the injunction was denied on Friday, artists like Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga and more chimed in on Twitter with their support for the “Timber” singer. Taylor Swift also donated $250,000 to Kesha.