It’s been more than a year, but Kesha is still fighting in court for legal permission to break ties with producer Dr. Luke, who she says sexually assaulted her, drugged her, and enabled her eating disorder, among other shocking claims. (Dr. Luke has denied these claims, and so far, Kesha’s petitions have been denied in court.) Now, the New York Post‘s Page Six reports that Kesha’s legal team has released emails from Dr. Luke that feature him body-shaming her.
According to the report, the emails were sent in 2012 between Dr. Luke and Kesha’s manager, Monica Cornia. One particular exchange involves Kesha’s dieting—at the time she was on an all-juice cleanse. “We were having a discussion on how she can be more disciplined with her diet. There have been many times we have all witnessed her breaking her diet plan. This perticular [sic] time—it happened to be diet coke and turkey while on an all juice fast,” Dr. Luke wrote.
Cornia noted that Kesha is “a human and not a machine,” and Dr. Luke responded, “if she were a machine that would be way cool and we could do whatever we want.” Before that, he had once written that top songwriters and producers were “reluctant to give Kesha their songs because of her weight.”
Kesha has been open over the years after her struggle with an eating disorder, which sent her to rehab in 2014. She said in an interview a year later that she was in a “dark place,” often not eating until she nearly fainted. “The worse it got, the more positive feedback I was getting,” she told Vogue. “Inside I was really unhappy, but outside, people were like, ‘Wow, you look great.'”
Kesha’s legal team wrote in new court documents this week that all the singer wants to do is move on and “be free from her abuser and rebuild her physical, emotional, and mental health.” We have reached out to lawyers for both Kesha and Dr. Luke for more information on these latest allegations.
By Megan Friedman
via Marie Claire USA