Kesha has sued her longtime manager Dr Luke for allegedly sexually assaulting her ever since she signed a contract with him 10 years ago.
In the new lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the pop singer claims that Luke used to assault her sexually, verbally, physically and emotionally since she signed up with him at age 18. She also claims that he used to drug her and give her alcohol in order to lower her defenses and make her vulnerable to his assault.
Kesha also lists several incidents to prove her case, including a time Luke forced her to snort some stuff before boarding a plane with him … and then forcing himself on her during the flight.
On another occasion, Luke made her drink with him and gave her what he described as ‘sober pills’ … and the next place she saw herself the next morning was on his bed, sore and sick, with no recollection of how she ended up on his bed.
Again, Kesha claims that Luke once beat her in his Malibu home, forcing her to escape barefoot to the mountains. She also noted that all these abuse she allegedly suffered in his hands led to her eating disorder – for which she went to rehab earlier this year. As you will remember, Kesha had blamed Luke for her eating disorder, saying that he called her a ‘fat f**king refrigerator.’
Kesha is asking the court to terminate the contract she signed with Luke.
But in response, Luke counter-sued Kesha, claiming that she and her mom Pebe conspired to extort and spread lies about him so that they could leave her contract and join another firm.
According to his lawyer Christine Lepera, Luke claims he had a copy of the draft of Kesha’s abuse lawsuit for months … because they gave it to him threatening to file it if he does not release her from the contract. Besides, he claims that both Kesha and her mom had admitted that their accusations are false.
Kesha’s lawyer Mark Geragos told TMZ in a statement, ‘This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for ten years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke.’
He added, ‘The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.’