Late last week, a New York court denied Kesha’s petition for an injunction to leave her contract with Sony Entertainment. This was a civil action that she based upon allegations of abuse (both emotional and physical, including rape) by her producer, Dr. Luke. The weekend saw a rush of support by Kesha’s pop star supporters, and Taylor Swift didn’t simply add her voice. She also handed $250,000 to Kesha in a show of solidarity.
On Monday, Dr. Luke’s lawyer issued a statement to say Kesha was already “free” to go about her business. Attorney Christine Lepara said Kesha can record with another producer under Sony; and further, Dr. Luke denied all of Kesha’s allegations as a “smear campaign.” Lepara pointed out how Kesha never filed criminal charges and signed another contract during murky periods in the timeline. Dr. Luke believes Kesha used her lawsuit as a method of extortion, and he’s now breaking his silence with a flurry of tweets (including a mention of the University of Virginia scandal):