Earlier this week, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, alleging that her former producer sexually abused her and manipulated her with drugs for over a decade.
Luke countersued Kesha, claiming that the suit was part of an extortion effort coordinated by the pop star’s management team and her mother, Pebe Sebel.
Today, a flood of new information about the case has gone public.
First, emails from Kesha’s mother to Luke’s lawyers detailing more horrific details about the alleged crimes were obtained by TMZ.
Now, a source has come forward claiming that Kesha “spontaneously” opened up about Luke’s assaults during group therapy sessions when she was in rehab earlier this year.
The source says doctors implored Kesha to immediately cut off all contact with Luke. They also speculated that she hadn’t gone to the authorities because she was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, and that Luke had stripped her of her “free will.”
Kesha was seeking treatment for number of psychological issues (including an eating disorder that some have blamed on Luke’s abuse) when she checked into rehab in January of 2014.
Confronted with this new information, reps for Luke maintained that Kesha’s accusations are “preposterous.”
“Just because someone said something to a doctor, doesn’t mean they weren’t fabricated or part of an overall pre-planned campaign,” said a statement from Luke’s legal team. They added:
“It is important to note that these are just the latest in a series of bizarre public statements and actions by Kesha and her mother over the years, including Kesha’s claim her vagina is ‘haunted,’ her drinking her own urine on a reality show, and her mother dressing up like a penis on the television show.”
Whether or not Luke is exonerated, his lawyers insistence that Kesha’s eccentric behavior is in any way relevant to the case will likely be regarded by the public as a shocking display of insensitivity toward victims of sexual abuse.