Around this time last year, the world was shocked to hear that singer Kesha was taking her producer Dr Luke to court for allegedly sexually abused and psychologically tormenting her. It prompted an outpour of responses from other celebrities, and started a movement of people surrounding her with love.
When a judge ruled that Kesha would still be tied to her contract with Sony, she was left devastated. According to reports, Kesha now plans to ask the court to reconsider the ruling, and her attorney has filed papers this week that claim she wants to "be free from her abuser and rebuild her physical, emotional, and mental health."
Now, newly released emails between Dr Luke and Kesha's manager Monica Cornia, if legitimate, bring to light the scale of the psychological and physical abuse thrust on to Kesha.
The New York Post's Page Six has revealed some of the alleged conversations, and they're truly shocking.
In one copy, sent on 28th June 2012, Dr Luke writes,
Nobody was calling anybody out...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...
Kesha's manager than asks him to be more lenient because she's "a human and not a machine...if she were a machine that would be way cool and we could do whatever we want."
In an earlier message, Dr Luke explains that "A list songwriters and producers are reluctant to give Kesha their songs because of her weight."
May 2012 saw another email exchange between Kesha and her managers, over the lyrics for 'Crazy Kids'.
In a May 2012 email exchange between Cornia, Kesha and other managers, Cornia discusses a fight between the singer and her producer over lyrics for what would become her hot single "Crazy Kids." Dr Luke apparently wanted the phrase "You see us in the club sip sippin bub," while Kesha, who doesn't really go to clubs, wanted "You see us in the streets we da we da freaks".
At this point, Dr Luke reportedly remarked,
I don't give a sh*t what you want. If you were smart you would go in and sing it.Her manager Cornia also wrote that Kesha "didn't feel comfortable talking to him" in the studio, so was unable to settle the spat.
Dr Luke has always denied the claims, and the parties involved are scheduled to speak with the judge via telephone next week.
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