Dr. Luke thinks Kesha has absolutely NO business thanking Lady Gaga for her Oscars performance of “Til It Happens To You.” In fact, the Sony producer has made a public statement trashing Kesha for trying to make the Academy Awards moment about her. Yikes!
The battle between continues. Kesha, 28, publicly thanked Lady Gaga, 29, for bringing awareness to sexual assault during her performance at the Oscars, but her alleged rapist, Dr. Luke, is slamming that message — because he’s holding firm to his statement that he never forced himself on her. You won’t believe what he’s said back in response!
“[Kesha], who in sworn video testimony from 2011 stated that she had never been sexually abused or drugged by Dr. Luke, is neither a victim nor the appropriate person to be held up as an example for this important issue,” Luke’s rep told TMZ in a statement. To hear more about Kesha, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
The producer is referring to Kesha’s tweet after the touching performance, in which Gaga brought dozens of sexual abuse survivors on stage to send a powerful message. “thank you @ladygaga and VP @JoeBiden for bringing attention to sexual assault at the oscars,” Kesha tweeted. “it hit very close to my heart for obvious reasons.”
In case you haven’t been following along, the “Tik Tok” singer was just denied the ability to end her contract with Sony, even though Luke, who she claims drugged and raped her when she was a teenager, works at the company. Luke, obviously, has denied the allegations, and there is on-tape evidence from 2011 of Kesha stating her longtime collaborator never did what she’s now claiming. However, she maintains that Luke threatened her not to tell the truth in that deposition.
Gaga is just one of many celebs who has stood by Kesha during this trying time. Adele, 27, publicly announced her support for the 28-year-old at the Brit Awards, while Taylor Swift, 26, showed her love by donating $250,000 for legal fees and more, and Demi Lovato, 23, has been incredibly outspoken over the issue, too.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Kesha thanking Gaga for her performance? Are you shocked that Dr. Luke would slam her like this?