NEW YORK – Taylor Swift is giving some financial assistance to fellow pop star Kesha as she battles to get out of a contract with record producer Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of sexually assaulting her.
A representative for Swift confirmed Sunday that Swift had donated $250,000 to Kesha in what she called a “show of support” to help her in her legal fight against Dr. Luke, the megahit producer.
On Friday, the “Tik Tok” singer sobbed in court as a judge denied her bid to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke, who has worked with artists ranging from Britney Spears to Katy Perry to Nicki Minaj.
Dr. Luke has denied Kesha’s allegations, and his lawyers reiterated his views in a statement Monday. Attorney Christine Lepera called Kesha’s accusations “outright lies that have been advanced to extort a contract renegotiation and money.”
The producer went on a Twitter tirade in his own defence Monday.
While Friday’s court decision is not the final judgment in the case, the ruling has led to an outpouring of support for Kesha on social media from other celebrities, including Kelly Clarkson, who once worked with Dr. Luke.
A rep for Kesha did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Swift’s donation. Kesha’s attorneys declined to comment on Lepera’s statement Monday.
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