In an Instagram post on Sunday, Kesha revealed that Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe Records made an offer that would essentially “free Kesha” from the producer and accused rapist, and she turned it down.
According to the post, the offer entailed total freedom from Kesha’s contract in exchange for a public statement from the singer that she had not been raped by Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.
“I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again,” Kesha wrote.
The unexpected and unconventional offer may have been influenced by last month’s reports that Sony Records would not continue it’s contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe sub-label — though Dr. Luke claims those reports are false.
Following her preliminary hearing, dozens of artists came forward to publicly support Kesha, who claims she was drug raped by Dr. Luke at 18 years old and abused for years afterwards. Noteworthy support comes from Lady Gaga who says refuses to let her be victimized for something that “happens in the music industry all the time.”
Additional pressure hit Dr. Luke last month when Kelly Clarkson revealed that her label threatened to suspend her career unless she worked with the producer again.