The Kesha/Dr. Luke saga continues…
Kesha, who is still fighting in court to break her contract with producer, Dr. Luke, and her legal team released a series of emails sent by Dr. Luke, allegedly showing the evidence that Dr. Luke body-shamed her and encouraged her eating disorder.
According to Cosmopolitan, the emails were sent in 2012 between Dr. Luke and Kesha’s manager, Monica Cornia. The report said that one exchange shows Dr. Luke encouraging Kesha to continue a juice fast and stop eating turkey and drinking Diet Coke. “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,” Dr. Luke wrote. Cornia said that Kesha is “a human and not a machine,” and Dr. Luke responded, “if she were a machine that would be way cool and we could do whatever we want.”
Kesha and her legal team say all she wants is to “be free from her abuser and rebuild her physical, emotional, and mental health.”
An update to the Cosmopolitan article shows Dr. Luke’s lawyer’s response to these allegations:
“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.”