Kesha: I was offered 'freedom' to recant rape claims

The singer says she rejected an offer to retract her rape allegation in exchange for getting out of her contract. 

By Pari Heidari, Larry King Now

In 2014, Kesha accused Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwal, her former producer and head of her record label, of sexually assaulting her. Gottwal countersued for breach of contract and defamation, claiming Kesha was simply trying to get out of her contractual agreement with Sony. On February 19 Kesha’s motion to be released from her contract was denied. 

Kesha has since appealed the court ruling and a new court date is to be scheduled. Meanwhile the singer has taken to Instagram to tell the world about an alleged settlement offer. On Sunday, April 3rd, she posted a picture with a caption that reiterated her previous stance: 

“so. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.”

Kesha has received tons of support from fellow female musicians such as Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato.  Swift reportedly donated $250,000 to Kesha, to support the singer as she's been unable to work during the trials. 

Dr. Luke has denied the allegations of mental, physical and sexual abuse, tweeting on, February 22nd, "Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister."

Amber Rose hosted a panel on sexual assault in a special episode of Larry King Now:  Listen to their discussion in the clip below.

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