Producer: I Didn't Rape Kesha
'She was like my little sister,' Dr. Luke says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2016 12:55 AM CST
Kesha leaves court in New York last week.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald says allegations that he raped Kesha are "horrendous and untrue." In a series of tweets on Monday, the producer denied drugging and raping the star and accuses her of lying to get out of her contract, People reports. "I didn't rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister," he wrote. "Kesha has denied under oath the horrible allegations now being made against me," he added, posting an image of a 2011 New York Daily News story that reported Kesha had testified under oath that the producer "never made sexual advances" toward her. "It's sad that she would turn a contract negotiation into something so horrendous and untrue," he wrote.

"Imagine if you or somebody you loved was publicly accused of a rape you knew they didn't do," Gottwald wrote. "Imagine that. I have three sisters, a daughter, and a son with my girlfriend, and a feminist mom who raised me right." Last week, a judge refused to nullify Kesha's recording contracts, prompting Taylor Swift to donate $250,000 "to help with any of her financial needs." The New York Daily News reports that other stars have rallied behind Kesha, including Jack Antonoff of Fun., who has offered to produce new music for her. "Just make something and wait on it till that creep can't block you anymore," he tweeted. (Kesha talked about another struggle with Vogue last year: an eating disorder.)