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Kesha Says She Was Offered ‘Freedom’ If She Denied Rape Claim

Singer Kesha performs onstage during the The Silverlake Overpass Four Year Anniversary Party on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

UPDATE: A representative for Dr. Luke has provided a statement to Rolling Stone.

In a new Instagram post, Kesha implies that she was offered a chance to leave her recording contract if she were to disavow her claims that producer Dr. Luke raped and abused her. “I got offered my freedom IF i were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped,” the singer wrote in the caption.

Kesha Rose Sebert’s allegations against Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) became public in October 2014. Her career as Kesha has been on hold during a lengthy legal battle over her recording contract, which requires that new music must be produced with Luke. Recently, a judge denied a preliminary injunction in the case; Kesha has appealed.

Dr. Luke has publicly stated his innocence. Rumors that Kesha’s record label, Sony Music, was seeking “a negotiated exit” from its relationship with Luke have not been substantiated.

“THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS behind closed doors. I will not take back the TRUTH,” Kesha wrote, adding, “I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again.” Kesha’s original Instagram post appears below.