Taylor Swift donates $250K to Kesha amid fight with Dr. Luke
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is giving some financial assistance to fellow pop star Kesha as she battles to get out of a contract with 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 battle 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."
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, and Kesha's attorneys haven't immediately commented on Lepera's statement.