Is Kesha’s rape accusation toward her producer a lie to try to get out of her Sony contract? The 28-year-old pop singer, Kesha Serbert, is trying to get out of her music contract with Sony by accusing her producer, Dr. Luke, of rape and emotional abuse. Kesha’s accusations started in 2011 and she has been fighting since then.
Kesha accused her music producer of rape and later when asked about the incident under oath, she denied that he had ever did anything, according to Bol BNA. Kesha and her mother are claiming that Dr. Luke threatened them, saying that if they ever told anyone about the abusive incidents, he would destroy their lives. Dr. Luke is saying that Serbert made up the rape allegations to get out of her contract with Sony. When Serbert signed onto Gottwald’s (Dr. Luke) contract, she was intertwined with three other of Gottwald’s music companies.
One of the companies was Kemosabe Records LLC and is owned by Sony Music. Since Gottwald was in the middle of Serbert and Sony, Sony couldn’t drop Serbert if they wanted to because they were not negotiating directly. The public and all of Kesha’s fans are saying to boycott Sony because they think Sony won’t let her drop the contract but it is Gottwald who is declining her request. Sony Music and Kemosabe are both open to letting Serbert record without Gottwald. The court said, “Kesha is already ‘free’ to record and release music without working with Gottwald.” Fans and many others are blaming Sony and making them look bad because they haven’t read into this case.
After the case was heard, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg and many other stars went to share their support for Kesha on social media. Taylor Swift donated $250,000 toward Kesha’s legal bills. There was a total of 27 stars who came out to support Kesha. The case was held in New York and is not the only one or the final. There are still pending cases in California and Tennessee.
Lorde tweeted: “standing with @KeshaRose through this traumatic, deeply unfair time. send good vibes her way everyone,” showing support and concern toward Kesha along with many others.