Kesha has been on quite the emotional rollercoaster and we’ve been along for the ride. Now, a wrench has been thrown into the tracks, and we’re baffled on which way to go.
Last week, we saw a sobbing Kesha break down in a courtroom when she was denied exit from her Sony contract. Meanwhile, she’s in the midst of a nasty lawsuit she filed against Dr. Luke in 2014 for allegedly emotionally, sexually and physically assaulting her, drugging her and driving her to the point of an eating disorder. Thousands have petitioned. Celebrities have reached out. But is it all a lie?
TMZ has obtained pieces of a 2011 deposition Kesha was involved in (when she and Dr. Luke were sued by a manager), where she swears, under oath, that comments her mom allegedly made about Dr. Luke’s harmful actions were untrue. Knowing what we know now, seeing Kesha so sure, calm and unbothered in the video is chilling. Her mom denies hearing about these claims as well.
Watch it here:
This is where something isn’t making sense. When Kesha filed the lawsuit against him in 2014, she claimed he abused her over a 10-year span of working together, starting shortly after she joined his label Kemosabe Entertainment in 2005 when she was 18. That means this deposition took place well into their time working together–about six years. So, if Kesha were being truthful about the assault happening over 10 years, it would’ve happened by the time this video was shot, probably multiple times.
Would she risk getting caught lying under oath to protect her career, which was reaching its peak at the time? Was she scared of the consequences? Or worse, after so many have whole-heartedly believed and supported her, will we learn her claims are lies and feel betrayed?