Dr. Luke releases statement branding Kesha's rape allegations 'outright lies'

He claims she's 'free' to record and release music without him

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Dr. Luke's lawyers have released a new statement addressing the verdict of his lawsuit with Kesha as fans and celebrities alike come out in support of the #FreeKesha movement.

Last Friday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich's ruling that Kesha must remain under contract with Sony Music and her alleged sexual abuser Dr. Luke despite her pleas to break free.

The statement claims Kesha's allegations of sexual abuse are 'outright lies' and states the singer *is* in fact 'free' to record and release new music without Dr. Luke's involvement.

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Released by Dr. Luke's lawyer Christine Lepara, the statement reads: "The New York County Supreme Court on Friday found that Kesha is already 'free' to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn't want to. Any claim that she isn't 'free' is a myth.

"As Dr. Luke has said repeatedly, the allegations against him are outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money," the statement continued. "Kesha and her counsel have cavalierly subjected Dr. Luke and his family to trial by Twitter, using a vicious smear campaign to ruin his reputation for financial gain while failing to support their claims.

"Tellingly, Kesha never reported any purported abuse or rape to any law enforcement authority, or even to Sony Music, and further swore under oath in another matter, while accompanied by her team of lawyers, that it never occurred.

"The goal of Kesha's counsel throughout has been to obtain a more lucrative contract through a shameless campaign of outrageous claims they will never stand behind in a court of law."

Kesha's lawyer is yet to respond to the statement.

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