Dr. Luke Defends His Case on Twitter for the First Time: ‘I Didn’t Rape Kesha, She Was Like My Little Sister’

Dr. Luke, Kesha’s longtime producer at Sony, took to Twitter to defend his side of the case in which he allegedly abused the pop singer emotionally, sexually and physically.

The producer’s longwinded explanation began on Monday, Feb. 22 only hours after TMZ reported that his lawyers were describing Kesha’s tactics as a “trial by Twitter” and a “vicious smear campaign to ruin Luke’s reputation.”

The following is a transcription of Dr. Luke’s tweets, preserved in their context, from his official account.

“Until now I haven’t commented on the court lawsuits,” began Dr. Luke, Which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter. It’s a shame that there’s so much speculation out there basing itself on so little information. The only truly objective person knows the facts is the judge. The judge did not rule in Kesha’s favor on Friday. I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion. But lives can get ruined when there’s a rush to judgment before all the facts come out. Look what happened at UVA, Duke etc.”

“Of course any sane person is against rape and sexual assault but everybody who is commenting is doing so without knowledge or facts. They are getting behind an allegation only—motivated by money.”


“Imagine if you or somebody you loved was publicly accused of a rape you knew they didn’t do,” he continued. “Imagine that. 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.”

“I want to thank all my friends and family who have supported me throughout this. This is an ongoing legal case so I won’t be responding/talking much about this. This should be tried in a court of law.”

It was ruled in court on Friday, Feb. 19, that Kesha would not be released from her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke following her lawsuit from 2014 that alleges several counts of his abuse. Dr. Luke filed a countersuit in response to her original suit that claimed that she and her mother were planning to extort him. Several female celebrities have spoken out in support of Kesha, even donating money to finance her legal fees.

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of Kesha leaving her court hearing in New York.