Kelly Clarkson Speaks Out Against Dr. Luke
Singer and former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has added a new twist to the saga between singer Kesha and music producer Dr. Luke.
In October 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke for a slew of allegations, among them sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Dr. Luke, who’s real name is Lukasz Gottwald, counter-sued, believing that Kesha was just trying to get released from her contract.
Now, whether meaning to come to Kesha’s defense or not, Clarkson is opening up about her thoughts on feelings on the controversial music producer, with whom she has worked in the past.
Speaking to an Australian radio station, Clarkson explained that there are reasons why many of the artists who have worked with Dr. Luke in the past, including herself, no longer work with him. “He’s not a good person to me. We’ve clashed. I can’t really say anything other than that.”
Clarkson collaborated with Dr. Luke on a few of her hit songs, including “Since U Been Gone” and “My Life Would Suck Without You.” Despite the success she had with those songs, Clarkson says Dr. Luke was difficult to work with, adding that the last time she worked with him “I only worked with him because literally I got blackmailed by my label.”
She didn’t go into specifics on the blackmail accusations, but Clarkson did say that Dr. Luke did have a propensity for lying, explaining that “he will just lie to people and it makes the artist look bad.”
Clarkson says she has never experienced the exact situations with Dr. Luke that Kesha is alleging in her lawsuit, but she has heard of other women in the music industry who have found themselves in those kinds of situations. Her statements may not make a difference in the lawsuit between Kesha and Dr. Luke, but what Clarkson has to say certainly doesn’t paint Dr. Luke in a positive light.