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Kesha Says She Was Asked To Recant Rape Allegations: "I Won't Lie For A Monster"

"I would rather let the truth ruin my career."

Kesha isn't going to tell a lie--even if that ruins her career. The singer took to Instagram to share that she's been asked to recant her sexual assault allegations and publicly apologize. "[S]o. I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped," she posted. "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH. I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again."


The singer does not call out producer Dr. Luke by name, but given her public legal battle and allegations of sexual assault against him, it seems very much directed at him.

The producer also took it as such and released a response through his spokesperson per Entertainment Weekly: “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 statement said. ”That’s because all the evidence — including Kesha’s own videotaped sworn testimony — show her allegations are false," reads the statement. "The only thing Kesha is not free to do is to continue to lie about Dr. Luke through publicity stunts and outrageous smears, ignoring the fact that by her own free will she went to work and entered into new contracts with Dr. Luke years after this ‘incident’ supposedly happened. Her goal all along has been solely personal enrichment by seeking to break contracts that brought her success and millions so she can enter into more lucrative ones. We look forward to our day in court holding Kesha accountable for her lies.”

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