The case involving pop singer Kesha and her ongoing struggle to be released from her contracts with Sony Records and producer Dr. Luke has taken another shocking turn after the singer posted on Instagram that she was given an out from her contract, but only if she recanted on her claims that she was raped.
In a shocking post on April 3, the 29-year-old singer shared a makeup-free selfie where she shared with followers that Sony records had given her the chance to get out of her contract if she claimed she had lied about what happened to her—something she said she refuses to do, even if it means she loses her career as a musician overall.
so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.
A photo posted by Kesha (@iiswhoiis) on Apr 3, 2016 at 10:38am PDT
" So. I got offered my freedom IF I were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped," she captioned the photo. "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again."
The posting comes approximately two weeks after she filed an appeal to the decision in February by a judge not to grant her a preliminary injunction which would allow her to release music outside of Dr. Luke's authority. Kesha initially sued him in 2014 for sexual assault and battery and has been fighting to get her recording contracts invalidated. She has received overwhelming support from fellow artists and fans as she continues her legal battle, though Dr. Luke has continued to deny her claims.
While Kesha's celebrity supporters have not yet spoken up about her post, though, Dr. Luke's spokesperson has released a statement once again claiming that the singer is making up claims and has no legal basis.
"Kesha's Instagram posting is false," his spokesperson told E! News. "The Court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims. That's because all the evidence—including Kesha's own videotaped sworn testimony—show her allegations are false."
"The only thing Kesha is not free to do it continue to lie about Dr. Luke through publicity stunts and outrageous smears, ignoring the fact that by her own free will she went to work and entered new contracts with Dr. Luke years after this 'incident' supposedly happened," the statement continued. "Her goal all along has been solely personal enrichment by seeking to break contracts that brought her success and millions so she can enter into more lucrative ones. We look forward to our day in court holding Kesha accountable for her lies."