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Dr. Luke: 'I Didn't Rape Kesha & I Have Never Had Sex With Her'

Dr. Luke photographed in 2014.
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Dr. Luke photographed in 2014.

Following a statement released this morning (Feb. 22) by Dr. Luke's lawyers that faulted Kesha for "subjecting Dr. Luke to a trial by Twitter" instead of keeping their dispute in court, the producer himself has turned to Twitter to defend himself.

In his first substantial series of tweets detailing his side of the dispute with Kesha -- which involves a record contract and an allegation of rape -- Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald not only denies raping her but denies ever having had sex with her.

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"I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her. Kesha and I were friends for many years and she was like my little sister," he wrote. "Kesha has denied under oath the horrible allegations now being made against me. Here is the testimony." After that, Gottwald posted legal testimony from Kesha dating back to 2011, a sworn deposition that found her denying having had sex with him or having been roofied by him.

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While Dr. Luke said he appreciates the "compassion" from the many people speaking out in support of Kesha, he tweeted, "Lives can get ruined when there’s a rush to judgment before all the facts come out. Look what happened at UVA, Duke etc," alluding to two high-profile instances where rape claims turned out to be false.

In addition to saying the lawsuit is "motivated by money," Dr. Luke went after Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, asking how a man who previously represented Chris Brown and Scott Peterson can "pretend he cares about women's rights?"

Kesha Denied Injunction Bid in Dispute With Dr. Luke

Kesha and Dr. Luke are in the midst of an ongoing lawsuit. Last Friday (Feb. 19), a New York court denied her bid for a preliminary injunction. Numerous celebrities, from Lady Gaga to Demi Lovato to Taylor Swift, have shown their support for Kesha with tweets and, in the case of Swift, a donation of $250,000.