Dr Luke denies claims that he pressured Kesha into starving herself

2016-10-28 10:04

Los Angeles - Dr Luke has denied claims he abused Kesha and "pressured her into starving" herself.

The music producer and his legal team have responded to the allegations made by the Tik Tok singer in a profile article for the New York Times.

In a statement, they said: "The New York Times profile piece that ran today unfortunately has many inaccuracies. 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.   

"She continues to maliciously level false accusations in the press to attack our client. 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."

Kesha claimed she nearly killed herself trying to stay thin when she worked with the 43-year-old music producer.

She said: "I was under immense pressure to starve myself. And I tried to and almost killed myself in the process."

And the 29-year-old singer says she started to fall out with Dr Luke when he told her to sing lyrics she deemed to be offensive.

She added to the New York Times newspaper: "Lyrics that would say, 'Get that heifer out my face. I'm going to pull your ponytail back because you don't know me, bitch, you phony trick.'

"I was like, 'O.K., not going to sing that. I will not sing those words. Like, no.' And then there was this argument about it."

Read the full New York Times profile piece on Kesha here.

Dr Luke's statement also says Kesha has 22 unreleased recordings and says they are all working on those tracks at the moment.

They added: "She provided 22 recordings created without any label consultation which were not in compliance with her contract, were in various stages of development, and which Kesha's own team acknowledged needed work.

"Then, and for the last several months, the label has been in discussions with Kesha and her team to choose the best music, create additional music, and work on the tracks created."

However, Dr Luke was unable to give a solid answer on when the singer's album will drop.

They shared: "The creation of an album is a process, however what has clearly been communicated is that the aim is for a release date as early as possible.

"It is in the economic best interest of the label and Mr. Gottwald to put out a top selling album, and that takes time. In fact, the label suggested an early release of an advance Kesha track. It was Kesha's team who rejected this proposal."

Read Dr Luke's full statement here.

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