Dr. Luke: “I Didn’t Rape Kesha and I Never Had Sex With Her”

Dr. Luke: Innocent?

Music producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) has already been judged guilty of rape and sexual assault by a merciless media.  He’s been vilified by millions of Kesha fans, A-list celebrities, and women, despite the absence of an actual court ruling.

Just yesterday, Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to assist Kesha’s legal defense, a move that further cemented Luke’s image as a monster.

But what if he’s innocent?

Now, Dr. Luke has started to respond to the public torrent, on Twitter (of all places).  In a series of tweets, Gottwald denied any wrongdoing, while drawing parallels to public humiliations at Duke and the University of Virginia (a situation that has forever tarnished the Rolling Stone brand).  “Until now I haven’t commented on the lawsuits, which should be resolved in court not here on Twitter,” Dr. Luke wrote.

Meanwhile, a Manhattan judge refused to release Kesha from her contract with Dr. Luke and Sony Music Entertainment, and the trial over rape allegations hasn’t even begun.  Gottwald alleges that the allegations are part of a crafty maneuver to nullify the multi-year, multi-album contract, and the court moved to protect the sanctity of signed agreements.

Gottwald was also quick to point to earlier, sworn testimony by Kesha that flatly denied any sexual wrongdoing by the producer, not to mention similar testimony by Lady Gaga.  That will undoubtedly be part of upcoming trial arguments, though even if Gottwald is proven innocent, his career will likely be irreparably harmed.

8 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    “Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) has already been judged guilty of rape and sexual assault by a merciless media”

    It’s not as simple as that — I think people see him as the personification of a slave-based industry nobody likes anymore.

    And it’s not like this kind of allegations are news to the industry, either.

    I said it in the other Kesha-thread, and I’ll say it again: You should do an article on Demi Lovato’s reactions, including the rape graphic she tweeted earlier today.

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  2. Versus

    Agreed. He should be treated as innocent until proven guilty.
    Mob “opinion” is not justice.

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  3. Musicservices4less

    One long term solution might be to make illegal a management company being owned or controlled by a record or publishing company. An entertainment management company usually assigns a personal manager to an artist and it really should be on the management company to watch over women and men who are vulnerable especially when they are young and just over majority age. I know its a long shot to get such legislation passed and it has to be passed both in California and New York states to be effective.

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  4. Musicservices4less

    One more. Think about this. If you have a recording contract and a publishing contract with an artist, why do you need to have a management contract as well? Only two answers: greed and most importantly, control.

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  5. Musicservices4less

    Ok another one. None of my comments should be taken as supporting either the Dr. or Kesha, you know why – because I have absolutely no knowledge of what happened. Only two people do.

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