The music producer has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Kesha, who signed to his division of Sony records when she was 18, as well as emotional abuse and violation of California’s unfair business laws, claims which he has vehemently denied in the past.
Following the announcement that Kesha would not be permitted to break free from her Sony contract, and was legally obliged to produce four more albums before she would be allowed to do so, he has now shared his thoughts on social media.
Luke - real name Lukasz Gottwald - posted a tweet on Monday night claiming the matter “should be resolved in court, not here on Twitter”... before going on to pen around 20 tweets on the subject, in which he brands the allegations “horrendous”, “untrue” and “motivated by money”.
He insists: “The only truly objective person who knows the facts is the judge. The judge did not rule in Kesha's [favour] on Friday. I understand why people without all the information are speaking out. I can appreciate their compassion. But lives can get ruined when there’s a rush to judgment before all the facts come out.”
He goes on to cast aspersions about Kesha’s lawyer and pointing out that he has represented Chris Brown in the past, and therefore shouldn’t “pretend he cares about women’s rights”.
Since the judge ruled that Kesha would not be allowed to break free from her recording contract, several female stars have come out to support her publicly on Twitter, including Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Lily Allen and Demi Lovato.
While Taylor Swift initially received criticism for remaining silent, it was later revealed that she had donated a large sum of money to the ‘TiK ToK’ singer “to help with any of her financial needs during this trying time”.