Shit just got REAL messy (well, even messier than before, if that was possible) in the whole Kesha / Dr. Luke fiasco. While previously Kesha blamed her longtime producer (who has written, like, all but 2 of her singles) for encouraging her to develop an eating disorder, it’s even more serious now that she filed a lawsuit in which she details intense instances of emotional and sexual abuse during their 10 year working relationship. Apparently these instances of abuse started right away when she signed on with him at 18 and he is said to have forced her to use drugs and alcohol so she would let him make these advances.
In one instance, Kesha claims he forced her to snort something before getting on a plane … and during the trip he forced himself on her while she was drugged.
On another occasion, Kesha claims after forcing her to drink with him, Dr. Luke gave her what he called “sober pills.” Kesha claims she woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke’s bed, sore, sick … and with no memory of how she got there.
Kesha says the alleged abuse led to her eating disorder — a story TMZ broke earlier this year. She claims Dr. Luke said, among other things, “You are not that pretty, you are not that talented, you are just lucky to have me.” As we reported, she claims he called her “a fat f***ing refrigerator.”
Kesha also says there was physical abuse … once she says he attacked her at his Malibu house where he was “violently thrashing his arms at her.” She says she escaped and ran barefoot down PCH and hid in the mountains.
Kesha is asking a judge to let her out of her contract with Luke.
Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ … “This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.”
Geragos adds, “The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.”
Damn, what a mess. Of course, the truth behind these claims has to be investigated and all that, but for some reason, I don’t feel like she’s lying. It’s a bit extreme just to get out of a contract, don’t you think? For the record, Dr. Luke doesn’t think so – he’s suing her back and claiming that she’s just saying all this to get out of her contract. LOL, okay bro. Would you not just LET THE GIRL OUT OF HER CONTRACT rather than risk being “extorted”, if what you say is true, or having your reputation ruined by having people think you’re a rapist and an abuser? Like, what? And even if she IS lying, why would you want to work with someone who is a) clearly mentally ill and b) clearly doesn’t want anything to do with you?