Kesha’s sexual assault lawsuit against Dr. Luke has no basis, according to the music producer’s lawyer.
News of the singer’s suit against the producer, real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, broke on Tuesday, with TMZ citing claims he had abused Kesha physically, verbally and sexually for roughly ten years.
In a statement released on his behalf, Dr. Luke’s lawyers accused Kesha and her mother, Pebe Sebert, of “engaging in a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements about Dr. Luke to third parties, including scurrilous and false statements of purported physical and mental abuse of Kesha”, according to RadarOnline.
They also stated they are “confident” their client will be “awarded substantial damages for this malicious conduct”.
“These are allegations that Kesha and Pebe have themselves admitted are false. The complaint explains that Kesha and her mother Pebe have wielded these defamatory statements in an attempt to extort Gottwald into releasing Kesha from her exclusive recording agreement with Dr. Luke,” the statement continues in part.
“We understand that Kesha has filed a lawsuit of her own against Dr. Luke, though we have not yet seen it. Undoubtedly, Kesha’s lawsuit is nothing more than a continuation of her bad and offensive acts.”
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Kesha, who signed with Dr. Luke at the age 18, cited several instances in which she was allegedly forced to use drugs and alcohol and was sexually assaulted.
Kesha checked into rehab in January of this year, revealing she was seeking help for an eating disorder.
Her mother, Pebe Sebert, publicly blamed Dr. Luke at the time. He denied those allegations.0