Earlier today, New York Times Magazine published a brand new interview with Kesha in which she details her struggle to salvage her singing career after waging legal battle with producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) over allegations of sexual and verbal abuse. Now, the embattled producer’s lawyer, Christine Lepera, has released a statement refuting Kesha’s words.
“This article is part of a continuing coordinated press campaign by Kesha to mislead the public, mischaracterize what has transpired over the last two years, and gain unwarranted sympathy,” Lepera wrote, via Billboard.
The statement goes on to challenge Kesha’s accusations that she has been unable to start working on new music due to legal entanglements.
“The reality is that for well over two years, Kesha chose—and it was entirely her choice—not to provide her label with any music. Kesha was always free to move forward with her music, and an album could have been released long ago had she done so,” Lepera stated. “She exiled herself.”
Luke’s lawyer even revealed just how dysfunctional the relationship currently is between the “Tik Tok” singer and her label.
“She provided 22 recordings created without any label consultation which were not in compliance with her contract, were in various stages of development, and which Kesha’s own team acknowledged needed work,” the statement reads. “In fact, the label suggested an early release of an advance Kesha track. It was Kesha’s team who rejected this proposal.”
Head over to Billboard to read the full statement.