There have been rumors floating around the Web that members of Ke$ha‘s camp were blaming super-producer Dr. Luke for the star’s descent into bulimia and subsequent rehab stint. Now Ke$ha’s mother, in no uncertain terms, says Dr. Luke’s comments about her daughter’s figure led her to seek more extreme weight loss methods, culminating in a bout with bulimia. Dr. Luke denies the claims.
“Dr. Luke had been telling her how she had to get in shape and lose weight and all this stuff. She was exercising and dieting and ultimately doing everything she could, but not getting thin fast enough,” Pebe Sebert recently told People. “And that’s when she first became bulimic.” Sebert continued: ”Dr. Luke told a friend of ours he thought she looked like a refrigerator on her latest video, and could she please try to control her weight. After she went on a 14-day juice cleanse, he said, ‘Thank God you finally got rid of the weight!’”
In a statement released to People, Dr. Luke’s rep flatly denied the claims. “These statements and allegations concerning Dr. Luke are completely false,” the statement reads. ”It is unfortunate that at a time Ke$ha is suffering immensely and trying to heal at a treatment center, her mother is taking this approach with the media. I give Ke$ha my utmost support and well wishes for a quick return to health.”
This isn’t the first time Mama Dolla has feuded with the pop producer. Back in October, Sebert called out Dr. Luke for limiting Ke$ha’s creative freedom and expressed her desire to see her daughter get dropped by RCA.