Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Pink has explained why she'll never work with Dr Luke again


Pink has slammed Dr Luke in a new interview with the New York Times, declaring that the record producer (real name Lukasz Gottwald) only has himself to blame for his ongoing legal battle with Kesha.

“I don’t know what happened,” said Pink, when asked about the Tik Tok singer’s claims that Dr Luke had verbally and sexually abused her. 

“But I know that ,regardless of whether or not Dr. Luke did that, this is his karma and he earned it because he’s not a good person.”

Read more: You absolutely need to listen to Pink’s body-positive VMA acceptance speech

As anyone following the story in the news will know already, Kesha filed a lawsuit again Dr Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) in 2014 alleging, among other things, sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional distress over a 10-year period.

A judge ultimately turned down her request to be released from her contract with Sony's Kemosabe Records.



Pink – who last collaborated with Dr Luke over a decade ago – went on to explain that she has zero sympathy for his damaged reputation.

“I have told him that to his face and I do not work with him,” she added. “He doesn’t do good business, he’s not a kind person, he doesn’t do the right thing when given ample opportunities to do so, and I don’t really feel that bad for him.”

Read more: Kesha says she was offered “freedom” in exchange for publicly retracting rape claims against music producer

Pink is not the only person in the spotlight to speak out against Dr Luke: earlier this week, the rock band Eagles of Death Metal – who Kesha befriended when she was just 14 – admitted that they even considered getting violent with the producer over the case.

“When she was going through her s***, we were like her big brothers,” front man Jesse Hughes told Rolling Stone. “I was like, ‘Who do I f*** up? You want me to go to his place right now? You want me to beat that f***ing contract out of him right now? I will.’

“That's how strongly I felt about it. That's not even a lie, man.”



Listen and Love. #stopvictimshaming

A post shared by xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) on


Various other stars have also spoken out to defend Kesha: Kelly Clarkson claimed that she lost “millions” because she didn't want to be associated with Dr Luke, Lady Gaga spoke about her own experience of assault in the music industry, Adele publicly vowed to support Kesha during her acceptance speech at the 2016 Brit Awards, Lena Dunham penned a Lenny Letter and Taylor Swift donated $250,000 (approximately £175,000) to “meet any of the singer’s financial needs”.

Kesha has since thanked Swift for her generosity, calling the Shake It Off star “a f**king sweetheart”.

“Very, very sweet, very, very genuine, extremely generous, picks up the phone every time I call her,” she added. “My mom doesn’t even always pick up the phone!”

Images: Rex Features


pink hero 1.jpg

You absolutely need to listen to Pink’s feminist VMA acceptance speech

robert webb gender nonsense.jpg

Robert Webb’s daughter had the patriarchy nailed at six years old

teenagers feminist study.jpg

Teenage girls are self-labelling as ‘feminist’ thanks to Emma Watson


The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Madonna’s touching tribute to a Cruel Intentions reunion

by Nicola Colyer
18 Oct 2017

Cher is starring in the Mamma Mia! sequel and we can’t wait for 2018

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

by Susan Devaney
18 Oct 2017

Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey shares shocking sexual harassment story

“I got in my car and cried”

by Susan Devaney
18 Oct 2017

Jennifer Lawrence was forced into a naked line-up by a producer

In the name of weight-loss “inspiration”

by Amy Swales
17 Oct 2017

Abigail Breslin’s photo reveals how domestic abuse can stay with you

The actor has opened up about the realities of living with PTSD

17 Oct 2017

“Why Liar is proof that TV's depiction of rape is damaging to women”

The proliferation of rape in TV and film is a real problem for the representation of women

by Harriet Hall
17 Oct 2017

Nigella Lawson reveals why red is the ultimate foodie colour

As she tracks her gastronomic love affair with all things crimson

by Stylist
17 Oct 2017

Reese Witherspoon says she was sexually assaulted at 16 by a director

“Producers made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment”

by Amy Swales
17 Oct 2017

Courtney Love tried to warn us about Harvey Weinstein in 2005

This video shows her speaking out against Weinstein over a decade ago

by Susan Devaney
17 Oct 2017

Hillary Clinton praises NHS after receiving medical treatment in UK

Clinton spoke about the UK’s health service during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show

by Moya Crockett
17 Oct 2017