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Dr. Luke responds to Kesha claims, tweets that he "didn't rape" her

Embattled music producer Dr. Luke is speaking out for the first time about allegations singer Kesha has made against him, in the wake of a judge denying a request that she be released from her contract with Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records.

Dr. Luke -- whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald -- took to Twitter this afternoon, letting loose with a flurry of posts about allegations of sexual assault, the actions of Kesha's attorney and his feelings on the matter.

"Until now I haven't commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter. It's a shame that there's so much speculation out there basing itself on so little information," he tweeted. "The only truly objective person who knows the facts is the judge. The judge did not rule in Kesha's favor on Friday."

"I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion. But lives can get ruined when there's a rush to judgment before all the facts come out. Look what happened at UVA, Duke etc," he added. "Of course any sane person is against rape and sexual assault but everybody who is commenting is doing so without knowledge or facts. They are getting behind an allegation only - motivated by money."

"Imagine if you or somebody you loved was publicly accused of a rape you knew they didn't do. Imagine that," he continued. "Kesha and I made a lot of songs together and it was often good but there were creative differences at times. It's sad that she would turn a contract negotiation into something so horrendous and untrue. But I feel confident when this is over the lies will be exposed and the truth will prevail."

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