Luke claims the emails were taken out of context.
UPDATE // FEBRUARY 16:
On Wednesday, Kesha leaked emails to Page Six illustrating Dr. Luke’s abusive rhetoric towards her and her body.
Dr. Luke’s legal team issued a response to Billboard, claiming the emails were taken out of context.
Kesha and her attorneys continue to mislead by refusing to disclose the larger record of evidence showing the bad faith of Kesha Sebert and her representatives which is greatly damaging to them. It also shows the tremendous support that Dr. Luke provided Kesha regarding artistic and personal issues, including Kesha’s own concerns over her weight.
Rather than agree to a thorough disclosure, Kesha and her representatives improperly publicized, without Court permission, three out-of-context emails which do not present the full picture regarding the events they concern. For example, these emails do not show that the lyrics of “Crazy Kids” were, in fact, rewritten at Kesha’s request. Any claim by Kesha to the contrary is deceiving the public—just like her other meritless claims of wrongdoing by Dr. Luke.
Dr. Luke looks forward to full vindication in Court.
EARLIER // FEBRUARY 15:
“I don’t give a s–t what you want. If you were smart you would go in and sing it.”
Each week, Kesha and Dr. Luke’s lawsuit gets messier. To recap, the producer asked a judge to add a defamation clause against the pop star in his suit because of text messages she sent to Lady Gaga. The text said another recording artist was “raped by the same man,” but did not specifically state his name. Luke’s legal team says it’s clear he’s the one being referred to. In response, Kesha’s legal team filed papers asserting Luke has a “vendetta against Kesha” and is blocking her from releasing new music and is withholding owed payments. In a newly-filed counterclaim, Dr. Luke claims the opposite – that Kesha owes him $1.3 million in royalties.
And now, things take a turn for the worse. Kesha released damning emails between Dr. Luke and Kesha’s manager Monica Cornia where he criticizes her weight, despite battling an eating disorder. The words reflect claims from Kesha that the producer previously called her a “fat f–king refrigerator.”
Page Six reports:
“Nobody was calling anybody out,” Dr. Luke writes to Cornia at 2:11 a.m. on June 28, 2012, according to a copy of the email.
“We were having a discussion on how she can be more disciplined with her diet. there have been many times we have all witnessed her breaking her diet plan. this perticular [sic] time — it happened to be diet coke and turkey while on an all juice fast,” the producer gripes.
Cornia asks him to be more supportive because she’s “a human and not a machine,” then adds, “if she were a machine that would be way cool and we could do whatever we want.”
Dr. Luke even claimed “a list of songwriters and producers are reluctant to give Kesha their songs because of her weight.”
In one email, Cornia says Dr. Luke wanted the phrase, “You see us in the club sip sippin bub,” while Kesha preferred, “You see us in the streets we da we da freaks,” because she doesn’t go to clubs.
“I don’t give a s–t what you want. If you were smart you would go in and sing it,” Dr. Luke allegedly told Kesha, according to Cornia.
Cornia adds that Kesha tried to settle the spat with Dr. Luke, but “didn’t feel comfortable talking to him” in the studio.
“He refused to come downstairs (“she wears the pants in MY house?”) so we left,” Cornia writes, again quoting Dr. Luke.