Uh oh. After news broke that Kesha was suing Dr. Luke for alleged emotional, physical and sexual abuse which has taken place over the past 10 years, Dr. Luke fired back, claiming that this was an elaborate extortion plan just to get Kesha out of her contract. A bit extreme, but it’s becoming more obvious where he got that defense from, since apparently Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, sent his lawyer an email a year ago warning that this was coming.
In the email — obtained by TMZ — Pebe Sebert complains that Luke screwed her out of music publishing rights connected to her daughter. She then says,
“We, me and Kesha and her friends, like Lady Gaga, are going to make all of this Really PUBLIC, in the next few days. Luke date raped Kesha when she was 18. Nicky Hilton’s birthday? Paris Hilton’s house? Luke gave Kesha pills. She ended up naked in his hotel room 2 days later. No longer a virgin?”
The email then gives an ultimatum:
“Do we all want this to come out? Either Luke releases Kesha from all legal contracts, and gives me back all my publishing, or we, Kesha and I, tell the truth.”
And then there’s this:
“And if I wind up dead, TRUST ME, IT’S IN WRITING TO CALL YOU AND LUKE.”
Luke says in his lawsuit against Kesha her allegations are a pack of lies and designed to scare him into releasing her from a binding recording contract. He also claims Kesha and her mom have admitted they lied about the allegations.
I dunno still, guys. For one thing, do we know this email was really sent (or that it was real/not made up by Dr Luke’s side)? Second of all, while it does sound like she’s trying to blackmail him, that doesn’t mean the allegations are false. Third of all, WHY WON’T HE LET HER OUT OF THIS RECORDING CONTRACT? Like, literally – whether he’s guilty or not, whether she’s lying or not, what possible working relationship can these two have moving forward? I’m honestly not getting it.