Jack Antonoff, Zedd Offer to Work With Kesha Amid Dr. Luke Case
The list of Kesha’s allies just keeps growing and growing.
After she was denied to be released from her contract with her alleged abuser, Dr. Luke, singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff and DJ Zedd have both stepped forward and offered to work with the “Timber” songstress in hopes of getting her music out to the public.
Antonoff, who is the lead guitarist for Fun and helped produced Taylor Swift’s 1989, took to Twitter on Monday (Feb. 22, 2016) to call Dr. Luke a “creep” and said he would be willing to “leak” any new material Kesha would create with him.
hey @kesharose — don’t know what the legal specifics are, but if you want to make something together & then leak it for everyone I’m around
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) February 22, 2016
“Standing offer from me and everyone I work with,” he added.
Likewise, Zedd reached out to Kesha on Twitter and declared that he would be “happy” to help produce a song for her.
@KeshaRose very very sorry to hear about the whole situation. I’ll be happy to produce a song for you if you want my help.
— Zedd (@Zedd) February 22, 2016
The two artists have not been the only ones to show Kesha support after she was told she must remain at Sony despite filing a lawsuit from in 2014 alleging several counts of Dr. Luke’s abuse. Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, and Ariana Grande all tweeted their support after Kesha’s ruling. According to Kesha’s mother, Swift even donated $250,000 to help with the singer’s legal fees. (Though some other people weren’t too happy that Swift hasn’t been vocally supportive.)
On the same day as Antonoff and Zedd’s offers, Dr. Luke, who allegedly emotionally, sexually and physically Kesha, defend himself on Twitter from the accusations made by his longtime collaborator.
“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,” he wrote before sharing several screenshots taken from Kesha’s 2011 deposition. “Kesha has denied under oath the horrible allegations now being made against me.”
— Dr. Luke Doctor Luke (@TheDoctorLuke) February 22, 2016
In 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke accusing him of “sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally” abusing her for the past decade. Later, Kesha, along with her mother Pebe Sebert, was hit back with separate litigation from Dr. Luke for extortion. The latter suit was dropped by a judge in early February.
Dr. Luke filed another lawsuit against Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, for defamation after the attorney hinted that the music producer had raped Lady Gaga in addition to assaulting his client in a tweet.
Kesha’s mom also filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, whose birth name is Lukasz Gottwald, for emotional distress and post-traumatic stress disorder stemmed from dealing with her daughter’s alleged rape. Sebert also alleged that Dr. Luke once bragged about taking girls out on dates to get them drunk so he could “fuck them in the ass.”