Kesha got another boost in publicity this week thanks to a profile by the New York Times magazine, and Dr. Luke is not happy about it.
The embattled singer’s former producer -- who is accused of sexually assaulting her -- took issue with the article’s version of his legal battle with Kesha -- so much so that he had his lawyer release a lengthy statement refuting the claims.
“The New York Times Magazine profile piece that ran [Wednesday] unfortunately has many inaccuracies,” Dr. Luke’s attorney, Christine Lepera, said in a statement. “This article is part of a continuing coordinated press campaign by Kesha to mislead the public, mischaracterize what has transpired over the last two years, and gain unwarranted sympathy.”
Lepera’s statement also railed against Kesha’s claims that she has not means of earning money outside of touring as “completely rebutted by well documented public court records which apparently escaped the article’s attention,” the statement reads.
“The reality is that for well over two years, Kesha chose -- and it was entirely her choice -- not to provide her label with any music. Kesha was always free to move forward with her music, and an album could have been released long ago had she done so. She exiled herself.”