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Kelly Clarkson Slams Dr Luke Following Kesha's Sex Abuse Accusations, Claiming She Was 'Blackmailed' Into Working With Him

07/03/2016 12:29 GMT | Updated 07/03/2016 12:59 GMT

Kelly Clarkson has claimed she felt “blackmailed” to work with music producer Dr Luke earlier in her career.

The ‘American Idol’ winner worked with Dr Luke on a number of her biggest hits, including ‘Since U Been Gone’, ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes’ and ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’, however it sounds like the recording process wasn’t exactly a pleasant experience.

Speaking to Australia’s KIIS FM, Kelly admitted: “The last time I worked with him I only worked with him because literally I got blackmailed by my label.

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Kelly Clarkson

“It was a really hard time for me. They were like, ‘We will not put your album out if you don't do this’.”

Dr Luke has repeatedly made the headlines in recent times due to his ongoing legal troubles with singer/songwriter Kesha.

Last month, a court told Kesha that she would not be allowed to break free from her record contract with Dr Luke, who she has accused of sexual and emotional abuse, claims he has repeatedly vehemently denied.

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Dr Luke

When asked about Kesha’s legal troubles, Kelly declined to comment, claiming she didn’t have enough context, but did say of the music producer: “He’s not a good person.

“We've clashed before... He's difficult to work with, he's kind of demeaning. Unfortunately when you have that poor a character that so many artists don't like you, that's not normal.”

Since a judge ruled that Kesha would not be allowed to be freed from her contract, which legally requires her to produce six more albums, several of her female contemporaries have come out in support of her, including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Adele, who took a stand during her acceptance speech at the Brit Awards last month.

Kelly was also among those to speak out, saying: “Trying [to] not say anything since I can't say anything nice about a person... so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke.”

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