What is with pop stars and their alleged “sex abuse accusations” rampage? First, it was Amanda Bynes, who said that her own father sexually abused her in the past. Now, it seems that American pop star Ke$ha (real name Kesha Rose Sebert) is suing her producer for something along the same lines.
On Tuesday (14th Oct), it was reported that Ke$ha sued her producer Dr. Luke for allegedly abusing her sexually and emotionally for years, while threatening to harm her career. Famous for hits such as “TiK ToK” and “We R who we R,” Ke$ha, 27 – who signed with his Kemosabe label at 18 – charged the producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, forced her to take drugs and drink alcohol so that he could abuse her sexually when she was under the influence, court documents show.
The singer also said that she remembered waking up naked after Gottwald, 41, forced her to take some pills, but that she could not remember how she got where she awoke. She also alleged that Gottwald’s berating of her as overweight caused her bulimia. She has said publicly she went to rehabilitation for the eating disorder. Ke$ha further alleged that her producer alienated her from her family when she moved to Los Angeles, and threatened to destroy her career if she reported these incidents.
Strange, because from what we see, she appears to be pretty close to Dr. Luke – the very same man she claims to have violated her beyond reason.
Ke$ha’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said she is seeking damages, and that she is determined to regain control of her career and end professional ties to Dr. Luke. Mark Geragos apparently told TMZ:
This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for 10 years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of s3xual a$sault at the hands of Dr. Luke. 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.
Dr. Luke, on the other hand, maintains that Ke$ha is sullying his name in an effort to cut short her contract. The producer’s attorney, Christine Lepera, called the charges malicious lies.