The legal battle between Dr. Luke and Kesha gets uglier by the day.
No more so than after Lady Gaga’s Oscar performance of "Til it Happens to You" on Sunday evening, which she dedicated to Kesha and to rape victims the world over.
Now, Dr. Luke’s sister Manhattan Beach-based Vezna Gottwald spoke to the Daily Mail about her brother, and how he’s incapable of raping someone.
"I was kind of like a mother figure to him growing up and he is the nearest and dearest to my heart, so I know better than anyone how ridiculous these allegations are," she told the publication.
"He can’t speak out and he didn’t want me to speak out because he thought I would get too emotional, but he is my little brother."
Gottwald is furious with those Dr. Luke has worked with in the past who won’t stick up for him.
"It is so difficult for him to fight back when all of these huge stars like Adele and Taylor Swift are coming out in support of her and it really is affecting all of our family," she said.
"There is nobody shouting out for my brother and this has been very painful and horrible for all of us. What happened to anyone having integrity and trying to find the truth?"
Reports claim that Katy Perry has sided with the producer, with whom she worked on "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream." The singer, however, has not made any public statements on the matter.
Gottwald, who has a four-year-old son, compared Kesha to a Disney villain.
"If this was a Disney story that my son was watching she (Kesha) would be the evil Cruella," Gottwald said.
"He [Dr. Luke] has had to hire a crisis manager and he has not been able to go out of his own home.
"I have a four-year-old and Luke has got a four-year-old and a three-year-old and it is like the children are going to have to grow up with this hanging over us.
"It’s like the Salem witch trials, but we know who the real witch is behind all this."
When asked about her thoughts on Taylor Swift donating $250,000 to Kesha, Gottwald thought her money should be donated to charity.
"Taylor Swift gave all this money, but it is such a shame that real women that have suffered and gone through that, don’t get to see that money," Gottwald pointed out.
"She should have given it to a rape charity."
Now, the stigma will follow Dr. Luke for a long time to come, fears Gottwald.
"It’s incredible that anybody can just slander somebody who is a good man and they know nothing about."