Kesha Files Rape Case
Kesha's attorney served Dr. Luke with legal documents on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. The pop star, 27, has publicly accused the producer of sexual, emotional and physical abuse. Kesha reportedly opened up about the abuse to doctors during her stay at the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in January of this year.
The singer, who is known for her carefree, hard-partying image, battled bulimia and had a breakdown over the holidays in 2013. After which, she decided to get treatment.
“I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I've found it hard to practice. I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder … to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am," Kesha told TMZ.
She said that Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, fueled her eating disorder by making hurtful comments about her physical appearance.
It has also emerged that Kesha wrote to fans about the abuse before going public with the information. In one letter, the pop star said: “'Dr. Luke has tortured me & my family… he did do what people know about + SO much more terrible s***.'”
However, Dr. Luke has denied the allegations. His lawyer, Christine Lepera, told the press that Kesha is filing the case in a bid to be released from her recording contract early. The singer has been signed to Dr. Luke's label, Kemosabe Entertainment, since 2005. Kesha has little to no creative control over her music, and fans set up an online petition in 2013 called “Free Kesha.”
“These are just the latest in a series of bizarre public statements and actions by Kesha and her mother over the years,” a representative for Dr. Luke told MTV. The producer is also filing a counter-suit against the singer.
Kesha rose to fame in 2010 for her hit singles “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R.” She also appeared in the MTV documentary “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life.”
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