Kesha Says She Was Offered 'Freedom' If She Took Back Her Rape Claim
Kesha wrote on Instagram that she was offered freedom from what is assumed to be her recording contract if she denied being raped.
Kesha took to Instagram on Sunday to tell followers she is sticking to her story, even if it means giving up her freedom.
She wrote in the caption that she was offered freedom from what is assumed to be her recording contract with Kemosabe Records and Sony Music Entertainment if she apologized publicly and denied being raped.
Kesha continued, "I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again."
In 2014, Kesha and her mother sued music producer Lukasz Gottwald, better known as Dr. Luke, and his companies, claiming he sexually assaulted and harassed her.
Gottwald has denied the accusations and filed a countersuit, calling the statements "defamatory."
She didn't clarify who exactly gave her the offer, but a spokesperson for Dr. Luke responded to the allegation within a few hours.
Dr. Luke's camp said in a statement to Rolling Stone, "The Court repeatedly stated Kesha is already free to record without Dr. Luke, and that she had not presented any facts supporting her claims."
The judge said, "There has been no showing of irreparable harm. She's being given opportunity to record."
This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from RCA Records.
Apple Music Reveals Top Music In 2022 And Listener Charts
Replay — Apple's alternative to Spotify's Wrapped playlist — lets users see and hear their favorite songs, albums, artists and playlists from 2022.By AP
When Is It Too Early To Play Christmas Music?
When is it too early to ring in the holiday season on speakers and over the airwaves?By Charles Sykes / AP
Concerts Surge As More Artists Return To The Stage
Analysts say only established performers have benefited from this demand, as newer artists are still struggling to support the high costs of touring.By Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release
Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.By Anne Fogel / Newsy
Another American, Marc Fogel, Is Detained In Russia Over Marijuana
Newsy's Maritsa Georgiou talks with the family of a Russian prisoner who they want designated as "wrongfully detained" by the Biden administration.By Anne Fogel
Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.By Kremlin / AP