Kesha Sues Dr. Luke And It’s Pretty Shocking

UPDATE: Dr. Luke's suing Kesha back for extortion.

He claims Kesha threatened to file suit if he didn't release her from her contract and is orchestrated by Kesha's mom and her new management.

TMZ reports: "Luke claims Kesha tried to extort him by threatening to spread lies about him to a blogger who started a "Free Kesha" website unless he released her from her recording contract."

Luke's lawyer, Christine Lepera, says Kesha's lawsuit about abuse is part of "a campaign of publishing outrageous and untrue statements."



Kesha Sues Dr. Luke And It's Pretty Shocking

Kesha is suing Dr. Luke for sexual assault and battery.

Singer Kesha's secretly battled inner demons caused by Dr. Luke for nearly 10 years. According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Dr. Luke "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused" her "to the point where she nearly died."

She claims he would:

  • Force her to use drugs and alcohol to remove her defenses.
  • Forced her to snort something before getting on a plane … and during the trip he forced himself on her while she was drugged.
  • Forced her to drink with him, Dr. Luke gave her what he called "sober pills." Kesha claims she woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke's bed, sore, sick … and with no memory of how she got there.
  • Attacked her at his Malibu house where he was "violently thrashing his arms at her." She says she escaped and ran barefoot down PCH and hid in the mountains.
  • Kesha wants out of her contract with Dr. Luke.

    Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ ... "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."

    Geragos adds, "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."

    Holy fucking shit. But, how do you "force" someone to do drugs and drink? Stay tuned...