Although Kesha lost her most recent legal battle against Dr. Luke in the New York State Supreme Court, the case has begun a movement that's even bigger than "Timber." Stars like Lena Dunham and Lady Gaga are voicing their support for Kesha, and now Kelly Clarkson has done so in describing her own sh*tty experience with Dr. Luke.
Last month, Clarkson expressed her support for Kesha with a pretty slick tweet:
Monday morning, Clarkson discussed her own experience with the alleged-monster Dr. Luke on the Australian radio show KIIS 1065. She says that he is "not a good person" and says that his record label "blackmailed" her into working with him in 2004, and again in 2009.
They were like, 'We will not put your album out if you don’t do this.' It was a really hard time for me. And you know, we have a whole crew to support and people that depend on us for their livelihood, so sometimes you just have to make those decisions and swallow that pill.
Clarkson adds that while she supports Kesha, she can't speak to her particular case, and that Luke "never did anything like that to me." But while she is not a witness in Kesha's case, she is certainly a witness to Luke's bad character, explaining:
He’s just not a good person to me. We’ve clashed. He’s just not a good guy to me. Obviously he’s a talented dude, but he’s just lied a lot. I’ve run into a couple really bad situations where, musically, it’s been really hard for me because he will just lie to people. And then it makes the artist look bad. And he’s kind of difficult to work with, kind of demeaning.
Her comments about Luke begin at the 1:23:40 mark.