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.

4 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.

  2. Versus

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

  3. Paul Lanning

    The rush-to-judgment by people who should know better is astonishing.