The legal representation for famed pop producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald issued a statement on Feb. 22 attempting to counter the claims being made about him following the ruling of a New York Supreme Court justice who denied Kesha’s request for an injunction to be freed from her contract with Gottwald and Sony Music.
“The New York County Supreme Court on Friday found that Kesha is already ‘free’ to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn’t want to. Any claim that she isn’t ‘free’ is a myth,” said Luke’s lawyer Christine Lepara.
The statement echoes the reasoning that Judge Shirley Kornreich gave for denying Kesha’s injunction.
“There has been no showing of irreparable harm. She’s being given opportunity to record [without Dr. Luke],” Kornreich said.
Luke’s lawyer also denied the basis of Kesha’s filing, her claims that she was drugged and raped by the producer.
“As Dr. Luke has said repeatedly, the allegations against him are outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money. Kesha and her counsel have cavalierly subjected Dr. Luke and his family to trial by Twitter, using a vicious smear campaign to ruin his reputation for financial gain while failing to support their claims.”
Lepara further questioned why Kesha never reported the producer to the authorities and why the singer signed a contract to work with Luke after the alleged incident. You can read the statement in full below: