In a new statement, Dr. Luke's lawyer, Christine Lepara, has addresses a judge's recent decision to dismiss Kesha's preliminary injunction last Friday in court. "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."
Lepara also reiterates Dr. Luke's innocence from Kesha's allegations of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. "As Dr. Luke has said repeatedly, the allegations against him are outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money," the statement reads. "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."
Last Friday, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled against Kesha's motion for a preliminary injunction to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke. However, the judge reserved to rule on a motion to dismiss the abuse and rape claims until Kesha's lawyers can file more evidence on where and when they happened. In the aftermath of her decision, fans rallied on Twitter in support of the singer with the trending hashtag #FreeKesha. Over the weekend, many of Kesha's peers offered their public support on social media including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Alessia Cara, and Halsey. Demi Lovato posted a series of tweets to tell Kesha that she is a "brave and beautiful girl." She also called out "self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights." Taylor Swift also donated $250,000 to Kesha "to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time." Kesha and her lawyers have not responded to Dr. Luke's most recent statement, which you can read in full below.
Full Statement From Dr. Luke's Attorney, Christine Lepara